I was watching the news a while ago and heard a story about the great expense of paying for college. They were interviewing lots of people who were saying that college is just too expensive and it is unfair that only the rich people can afford to send their kids to college.
Haven't these people ever heard of student loans. I grew up in an average suburban family and, like many of my college friends, paid for school all by myself with the help of the federal government. My family was my no means poor, but that did not mean that they could pay for college for me.
It is my understanding that loans are avaliable to almost everybody, regardless of income, age, bad credit, or whatever. Paying for school myself was a bit difficult at times, and I had to get part time jobs to pay for rent, especially in grad school. It seems to me that these people were just making excuses for themselves. Yes, college is expensive, but the expense should not prevent somebody from going to collge if they really want to. I think that many of the people who say that they do not attend college because they can not afford it, really do not have the desire to go. I think that if they wanted to go, they would make it work somehow and stop complaining.