I was in my senior year at ****** High School and I knew that a deadline was fast approaching. I needed to decide my plans for after graduation. I had always done well in school – a straight-A student. I also knew that whatever my career goals would end up being I would probably need to attend college to reach them. My high school was holding a college recruitment fair made up of local Utah colleges and universities. My plan until this day had been to look most into attending Utah State University. Thus, the first lecture I attended about the schools was that of Utah State University. At the time this seemed to be one of my only options as it wasn’t too far away from home and it seemed to be among the more affordable for my budget. My best friend had always dreamed about going to Westminster College as both of her parents did. I had heard of the high costs Westminster was known for and didn’t think any education could be worth that so I threw it out of my options. However, being my friend, I sat with her through the Westminster recruitment speech. Never did I think sitting in that auditorium seat would change the years of my life to come. For as when I first sat down I didn’t take seriously the speech the lady from Westminster was giving us. Soon her words were catching my attention from small class sizes to high student-professor interaction. Though this sounded so appealing I still was thinking there would be no way I could afford it. My mom convinced me however to at least take a tour of the college and speak with a financial advisor about payment options. Thanks to my great grades and scores in high school and my low income that would be paying for my tuition I was told I could actually be a student there for about the same up front costs as attending most other Utah colleges. That factor had me sold and I immediately applied and was accepted. After my acceptance I didn’t even consider applying to any other schools. There I was, 18 years old, just out of high school, and I had made a grand decision that would change my life greatly. I started classes fall of 2010 at Westminster College. Right then I was to pay about $1000 out of pocket for the upcoming semester. This seemed like so much but I had to keep telling myself I would be paying similar elsewhere as well. Tuition at the time was over $25,000 and one thousand dollars was a small portion of that. I was at that time so thankful for my scholarships I was receiving as well as financial aid I was getting from the federal government. The need-based government FAFSA program was what truly allowed me to continue my education in college. I was getting about $11,000 per semester in help from this program with a little over half of that in grants I would not have to pay back. These grants meant my debt from attending college would not be nearly as substantial. It also meant that I was so grateful to have a government that committed some of its budget to helping people of all ages achieve higher education. In early 2011 I became even more thankful to find that the government had the American Opportunity Tax Credit of $2,500 for students meeting certain criteria. I fit this criteria and it meant a lump some of money was paid to me completely reimbursing me for all I had spent out of pocket on college. I was shocked to hear that in the presidential…
Getting into college is getting tougher with more people wanting to get in.
People are beginning to realize that they need a higher education in order to have a high paying job. With more students coming in, wanting to get a higher education: community colleges cannot seem to keep up with the demand of all the students. In the clip college Inc. they focus in on for- profit colleges. These for-profit colleges have had a great impact. The colleges have allowed more students to enroll…
Going to Kindergarten to going to College
Waking up early in the morning, deciding what you are going to wear and preparing yourself for the first day of school. Whether you are going into kindergarten or going into college it is nerve racking. There is quite a difference between entering kindergarten then 12 years later entering college. Experience is big because so little to worry about in kindergarten and much is to be thought of in college. The differences that can easily be understood…
analyse the actual scenario of Education Export Industry in Austalia, their straights and weakness.
The objectives of this report is understand the opportunities in this industry and evaluate if is a good environmental to entry on this market. All the references and data is based online researches.
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Immigrant Students at U.S. Colleges and Universities
Over the past decade, the debate on how to handle undocumented immigrant students has moved to the forefront of upper education. Although currently living in the United States, these individuals do not have the same opportunities to receive a higher education from a college or university as other legal teens and adults. Most undocumented students enter the U.S. at a very young age and make their way through the K-12 education system…
Higher Education: My Journey to the American Dream
Whether the price of pursuing higher education is worth it or not has become one of the biggest debates for graduating Americans. There are two sides of the debate: One side favors the argument that a college degree will benefit an individual’s financial well-being. On the other end of the debate, the second side is the concern on the debt increase for college graduates. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics, for example, states that the unemployment…
earth and what is there true purpose. Is college really supposed to help a person figure that out? Through everything I heard people are meant to go to college and get a degree to make a living for themselves. My decision was that it was a true fact based on my values and beliefs and the people who steered me towards an educational path.
My decision to attend college was based on obtaining an independent status in the real world. I wanted to receive a higher degree that will help me obtain a career…
Title: The Reasons for the Rising Cost of College
Source: HYPERLINK "aboutJournal.do?pubDate=120051125&actionString=DO_DISPLAY_ABOUT_PAGE&inPS=true&prodId=AONE&userGroupName=txshracd2512&searchType=BasicSearchForm&docId=GALE%7C0278"The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Chronicle of Higher Education.52.14 (Nov. 25, 2005):
Document Type: Letter to the editor
To the Editor:
"How Much Is Too Much?" (The Chronicle, October 21) and other recent articles in your…
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College: A Better Path?
“College without motivation is pointless” (Ganah 248). Growing up young children are forced by law to attended school until they are eighteen. It is funny how school is “forced” upon American children while in most of the world young men and women are literally dying to be educated. The phrase ‘knowledge is power’ however cliché is still one of the truest statements ever said. So why do we have so many young people whom do not seem…
College is a Waste of Time and Money
The essay “College is a Waste of Time and Money” by Bird is an excerpt from the book The Case against College which was published in 1975. The author tells people that college is not an obligation in our life. Bird agues that college is a waste of time because the majority of college students go to college for social and economic reasons. Very few actually go to learn and have the desire to be there. And he think students were not happy…
Undocumented Students and Access
To Higher Education in America
Juan M. Galvan
This paper exposes the urgency to implement an immigration reform that would eliminate educational and occupational barriers to millions of undocumented students that want to pursue a postsecondary education. The information in this research examines the impact undocumented students may have in society and the economy of this country. There are thousands of undocumented students that graduate…