As government faces greater deficits and tries to cut the budget one of the first things to receive cuts is education. The government is facing over 12 trillion dollars in debt so the government has decided to limit the budget spent on education. As a result teachers are receiving pink slips, class sizes are getting larger because fewer classes are offered, and the cost of tuition is rising as the government pays less and students are forced to pay more.

In the last 30 years the inflation of tuition and fees has increased by ten times according to College Board data. The cost of living has increased as well as medical costs but tuition has risen by far the most. And tuition is continuing to rise and in some states by double digits. If you think that you can’t afford to pay for college then think again. A degree is necessary in today’s world and can help you get started.

As tuition increases the number of students in debt does also and the number of low-income students at college decreases. Going to college is so expensive but you can’t afford to put it off. As times goes on the governments debt will increase and so will tuition hikes. Colleges and universities across the U.S. are raising their tuition. For example, UC campuses have raised their tuition by 32 percent and many others aren’t far behind. Can you imagine how much more tuition and fees will be in another 10 or 20 years?

Quit putting off your education. It’s been your dream for a long time to earn a college degree so why wait until tuition is even more expensive? Now is the time. Tuition has risen pretty steadily over through the past three decades. So don’t put off your education until you’re older and have more responsibilities and even more concerns about financing a college education.

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