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Stop Rising College Tuition Cost

    1. Petition by

      Rick McCoy

      Cumberland, RI

Across the nation the college dream is being hinder. As college tuition continues to rise the idea of college is becoming less tangible for many students. Parents and students across the nation are having trouble affording the fees associated with college. The number of parents and students with these financial troubles is growing as tuition increases.

Kim Clark reported in an online article, “College Tuition Prices Continue to Rise”, that in 2006 alone the price of college increased six percent. This increase is more rapid then than inflation of financial aid causing college to become more and more expensive. This increase is hurting the chances of children from low income families to attend college. Another shocking figure reported by the U.S. Department of Education website, is that the federal government has a 69.9 billion dollar budget for education. This number may appear large but to put that number in perspective, another source states that “To date, Pentagon spending in Iraq has reached $620 billion, compared with $190 billion in Afghanistan”( Wolf).

If only a fraction of this money was put in to federal financial aid system the impact would be tremendous. It is time for the U.S. government to invest more money in to the education system of America and provide everyone an opportunity to attend college. A child’s college dream should not be determined by money. Everyone should be granted the opportunity to peruse a high education. It is time for the U.S. government to focus on the education of the children of America and better aid struggling families who cannot afford high tuition.

Write congressmen informing them the need for more funding for education by the U.S government.

 

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    • Timothy Paich LOVELADIES, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      We are signing this as of being affected. I have a link below for this petition to link to mine that needs 1,000 signatures on it. Here it is below. This is very important and I share my petitions with people that I know.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/reshape-the-world-to-improve-our-lives

      You people who signed this petition should sign mine if you haven't.

      This might be another thing upsetting the economy.

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Public schools are another for profit corporation. Please support the education rights of Calif. foster youth.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/human-services-projects-inc-options-in-education-inc-protect-foster-youths-education-rights?share_id=xvSfDraVZS&

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    • Ethan Hawkins ELLENBORO, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      I believe this increase in tuition is outrageous! Students are already having a very hard time paying for their education as it is. How is increasing the cost of tuition going to help?

      I am not able to receive any financial aid at this time. I have applied for many scholarships but never hear anything from them. I work to try and earn enough money to pay for school. It is very difficult to work and be a full time college student simultaneously.

      I know thousands of other students have it a lot worse than I do. The U.S. government needs to quite throwing away money in other countries and focus on our own people for a change. Our government is supposedly all about education and working toward a great future. But how would anyone be able to earn an education if they cannot afford to pay for it. Nobody's higher education should be determined by money. If education is as important as they claim it to be, they need to prove it. Turn down increases in tuition! Please.

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