Why Does going to college have to cost so much ?

If it's so important to get an education and a career why does trying to have to cost you thousands of dollars ? 

13 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Do you live in the United States of America? That's your answer. Americans believe everything worthwhile has to be paid for by the individual. So no subsidized health or education. That won't change until the United States adopts democratic socialism, like Europe and Australia.

    • Rose4 weeks agoReport

      And go up in flames like Venezuela :)

  • 1 month ago

    Because America's college is the most expensive one out there in the whole world. Colleges/universities in the US are always highly ranked throughout the universe and many international students apply to them. You can reduce the cost of higher education in the US by applying for financial aid. If you did well in your high school and scored well enough on the SAT/ACT, then you can get scholarships when you enter college. That can reduce the cost of college expenses and save you lot of money. Always apply for financial aid each year throughout college/university. You can also look for grants outside of school. There are many resources nowadays and you should do the research on your own. In fact, many college students in America obtain a part-time job while attending colleges/universities. Sometimes colleges have jobs for their students as well. Depending on how many units/credits you take each semester/year at your college/university, you should plan on saving money or earning money in your free time. Talk to your counselor about this.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They can only get you coming in. Those that pay a lot are less likely to "fool around in class and will try to make something from that expenditure".

    . Once you leave, the chance of you paying for it is very remote later on.

    The same applies to sporting equipment. What you do with the high expense will never come back to the store again.

  • 1 month ago

    There's good news! NOT going to college is 100% completely, undeniably, totally FREE!! No kidding!! So just skip it. Contrary to popular belief there really isn't much out there you need a college degree for anyway. That's what the American ******* tell you to trick you into going to college because Americans are idiots.


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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Community college doesn't cost much. But you can get financial aid and scholarships. Personally, i flunked out of college and wasted $6k. If you want to go to college be prepared to actually study for hours otherwise, if your unmotivated you will just waste time and money.

    • Rose4 weeks agoReport

      Community college is up to $100 a credit now! I lost $40,000 on one semester of private college! They want to rip stupid 18 year olds off!

  • 1 month ago

    Seek admission in some institution being run by Govt

  • L
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because you decided to go to a private college.

    Because you did not apply for or get awarded any any scholarships.

    Because after three years heading down the path of a useful major, you decided that was to difficult and changed majors to something that required you to take a bunch of courses you should have taken the first 3 years.

    Because you did not attend the state college in the state where you are a legal resident.

    Because you are taking more than 4 years to finish.

    Because the salaries and benefits of the professors, administration, assistants, other staff, building maintenance, coaches, and everyone else on the school payroll + electricity, water, gas, other utilities, internet connectivity, equipment, taxes, insurance, and lots of other things need to be funded.

    Because when the government insures the loans, the colleges can increase the price because they know they will get paid whether you pay or not.

    Because there are too many people in college taking too may useless courses.

    Because there are too many people in college who should have gone to vocational school or done an apprenticeship to learn a useful trade instead of going to college.

  • 1 month ago

    It's expensive because our government doesn't see it as an investment in the future, the way many other governments do. Higher education is free in many countries, supported by the government, because they know it increases the GDP for the country. That's why Democratic candidates for president are trying to address this situation, and make it cheaper and easier for qualified students to go to colleges and universities.

    • Lib.rare.ian
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Other countries also require rigorous academic testing for admission to college, so only the brightest and best are admitted. "Qualified" students are determined by testing. Average students will not qualify.

  • 1 month ago

    Running a college is expensive. Buildings have to be built and maintained, professors need to be paid, grounds need to be kept, libraries need to be stocked and attended, etc. Someone has to pay for it all, whether this is the individual going to college (or their parents), or the taxpayer, or a private benefactor (alumni donations).

    Just like food or housing isn't free, in the U.S., college isn't free. A free education is guaranteed through twelfth grade and that's it. (Even in countries in which university is free, it often isn't available for everyone; students take exams and only those that pass can continue to university level.)

    You can reduce the cost of education by doing very well in high school and getting good scores on your SAT or ACT; apply to public colleges and universities (in the state where you are a resident), and for all available scholarships.

    There are a few schools like the College of the Ozarks that are almost 100% debt free, provided that you work: your job during the semester pays for your tuition, and your job during the summer pays for housing.

    If you don't get good scholarships, then start at community college in a transfer program, and transfer to university after two years. This will reduce tuition and housing costs.

  • 1 month ago

    Look at it this way people that get into college are the smart ones.

    If you want to be a charity case that's one thing but the way you look at it you want people that aren't college material to get a free ride while someone more deserving gets tossed to the side. That's false affirmative action whatever you think.

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