Col­lege debt only op­tion for too many

Tri-City Herald - - Opinion -

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

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