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Cost of college overwhelming | Letters


I would like to bring up an issue that has not perplexed me until this year.

As a senior in high school I began the year excited to finally be here, but when college application deadlines began to pop up, it made me question just exactly who has the money to pay nearly $70,000 a year to a university or college.

Presumably, I would love to get a master’s degree in the environmental field, so I would be paying $70,000 for each of those years for an estimate of about $420,000 dollars for a master’s degree.

I could buy a house for that amount.

There is, of course, the option of scholarships, but they don’t make it easy to obtain them, you have to jump through flaming hoops to apply to get just the chance for the scholarship.

Even then, unless you are a straight-A student, you most likely won’t get enough to cover your first year, maybe your textbooks though.

It is painful to be working on my senior project and be fearful of even going to college because of the outrageous tuition most universities are charging.

I just wish something could be done to help out our education system to ease this stress on the incoming generations, who will be unsteady about going to college because of the price tag we put on it.

Caitlyn Connolly

Oak Harbor


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