High Education Is Becoming Unaffordable For Many Students Essay

1207 Words Jul 3rd, 2015 5 Pages
The United States has a unique higher education system in which it tailors to many individual’s needs. This ranges from two year Community Colleges to four year Universities. Community Colleges tends to be the most affordable however, there are many Americans that cannot afford the tuition. This is occurring because many students who apply for financial aid are required to provide their parents income. In many cases they don’t qualify for financial aid and their parents are not contributing to the cost of their education. As a result, many students opt out of attend college due to the fact that they cannot afford it. In some cases students attend Community College part-time and later drop out because they feel it is costing them too much money. Therefore, a major issue with the Community College system is that it is becoming unaffordable for many students. During President Obama’s State of the Union Address in January 2015 he proposed to offer a free Community College education for students. This meant that all Community Colleges in the United States would offer free tuition for students. Under his proposal students must be in attendance at least half time and maintain a minimum G.P.A. of a lease 2.5 while working towards a degree or planning on attending a four-year university. This proposal would be financed by the federal government and each state would contribute their share. The government would pay 75 percent of the cost and each state would pay the…

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