Letter: Debt too big a burden on graduates
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuition levels these days are constantly rising. I am currently enrolled in college and the tuition cost is definitely a burden when trying to study and keep your grades up. If the tuition cost were cheaper, then studying for classes while working would be easier to manage. The constantly rising tuition cost makes it harder for independent students to maintain their education at a university.
The Oct. 31 Columbian story “WA prepaid tuition opens for new enrollment” states how today’s newborns will pay more than $150,000 for four years of tuition for 2029.
Constantly increasing tuition fees will make it almost impossible for students and parents to finance their way through school without having massive amounts of debt.
America has a history of having outstanding debt throughout the years but this burden should not be forced upon taxpaying parents or students.