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Hannah Hampton
Mr. Schmitt
English 1001
1 December 2011
“The writing in this essay is my own work. If I have used outside sources, I have acknowledged them through correct documentation.” Student Loans
Today college tuition prices are rising. Paying for college can often be a stressful responsibility. A college education is very important for many students, but when stressing on how to pay for college gets in the way, it becomes more of a burden. Kim Clark effectively states the rising prices of college tuition in her article, “The Surprising Causes of Those College Tuition Hikes.” Clark states that the cost of attending a public university, even after subtracting out aid and inflation, rose more than fifteen percent in the last five years, according to the College Board. These rising prices often lead to student seeking loans to help them pay for their college education. Many different authors have shown the consciences, causes and solutions to those whom seek help through student loans to pay for their college tuition.

A determined college student will go to great ends to allow him or her to receive the best college education. As if college isn’t stressful enough, finding ways to pay for college just adds an extra burned. Often students find themselves relying on student loans to help them pay their way through college. Student loans are very helpful in the sense that they give money to help one pay for college, but they also come with a lot of consciences. Once a student has graduated college they are left with a huge debt of college loans to pay back. Author Kritina Dell gives a prime example of a student just out of college struggling to pay back student loans in her article “I Owe U.” Dell explains that a young girl is struggling to find a job but is busting tables at night in order to pay back her student loans before she can begin her future. Being in debt can cause a roadblock in ones future career. By having student debts right out of college,...
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