College tuition is a hot topic these days. For a long time, people did not pay much attention to tuition. Today, things are changing. More and more, people are realizing how high tuition has gotten and now they want that to change. In the following essay, I have tried to tackle a very difficult topic.
The problem with this topic was that, during research, I found that almost all of the information regarding it was attack after attack on the college administrations. I found no writings by college administrators even attempting to defend themselves. I discovered the awful truth about how much college tuition had gotten out of control over the years.
I walked around campus in a daze as dollar-signs clouded my vision and ringing cash registers stung my ears. I couldn’t help wondering and worrying about how much I would be paying by the time I graduated in three years. Then I went to my counselor and heard the dreadful news that, because of the major I recently declared, I would be in school for, at least, another four and a half years!
After the shock subsided, I began rethinking my topic.
I dropped the emphasis on current legislation regarding the matter and decided to research what is causing tuition to rise and what students can do about it. There are many theories on why college costs so much these days. Students and their parents are battling with school administrators to get them to stop giving them weak justifications for the increase and start showing them where the money is going.
Students have every right to be angry about the state of college tuition. In the past 20 years, “tuition increased twice as fast as the overall cost of livin. .
still get a good education at an affordable price. If enough people participate in this silent boycott, administrators are bound to see what’s happening and, hopefully, get the hint that it is time for a change.
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