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Letters: Nov. 28



The difficulty of paying for college is not a new story. As the tuition increases, many of my friends have had to drop out or attend a trade school instead of graduating from a university. The idea of grants is wonderful.

However, there is no possible way to financially aid every struggling college student. Most universities set aside a certain amount of the budget to assist students every year and they cannot exceed this predetermined amount.

Due to this factor, many kids are opting out of the first few years of attending a university to save money by going to a community college. On average students pay around $9,000 per year for tuition at a four-year university, at a two year institution the average student will pay $2,963 per year.

If a student did attend a community college then continue on to a university they could spend $23,926 on their education instead of $36,000, which would save the student $12,074.

Although this seems to be an ideal way to save money there have always been complications in getting all of the credits to transfer.

This could result in the necessity to take more classes, thus; the students would have to spend more money.


Rachel Dahl


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