College debt only option for too many
Hi, a lot of things are talked about in the TriCity Herald, but one thing that seems to be lacking is the financial opportunities for students looking to attend colleges. Whether it’s local scholarships or federal, it seems there is still no help for those who seem “well off” on paper, and in reality the kids of the “well off” need financial help as well or even the most. FASFA barely has anything to offer for people like me who are “well off.” My money goes to bills. My family’s money goes to bills. And at the end of the day ,we who are “well off” end up with enough money for food, and some commodities.
So with the money left at the end, and with no financial help or very many opportunities, where will we find the money? Loans and debt seem to be the only option unless you’re the 4.0, 1600 SAT student. I know this is hyperbole, but with a lack of reform and options for the “well off” lower to mid-middle-class, college seems like a pipe dream if you think you’re going to get in and get out without thousands in debt.
Dakotah DeRoos, Kennewick