Letter: Costs of two-year colleges soaring

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Everyone can understand that college can be expensive. Community colleges are often looked at as the better economic route and in this economy it's been noted that it's a heavily trafficked route.

An increase in tuition at Clark College by 27 percent in the past three years is alarming. It seems that the more money our state and federal money provide through financial aid, the more money the schools feel they can charge. Students depending on financial aid are already having trouble paying for tuition, but tuition is at a rapid climb.

Education is key in order to keep up with current information, latest technology and ultimately get us out of this economic slowdown. More financial aid money needs to be resourced or tuition needs to go down in order for these two monetary figures to meet in the middle and allow students to get the education they need.

Guillermo Franco

Vancouver