ENG 115: English Composition
Professor Gabriel Smith
August 18, 2014
Stress is a factor that has affected everyone’s life. Stress is a very common among college students. Stress is the how you respond to demands that are place on you. What is more a problem than having stress are the results that occur after students suffer from having stress. College students stress over finance, grades, peers, and time management.
Finance is a major reason for the average stress among college students. Students stress over trying to finance their college education and having finances to have the necessities of life. Some students have problems paying their tuition, purchasing books, and room and board. Lori Johnston, associated press writer, says “95 percent of college students say the nation’s economic crisis impacted their family’s finances last year” (Johnson 2010). Johnston’s statement gives credence that finances are a problem for students and causes stress. Most students are dependent or codependent on their families during college years. With the prices of colleges rising the stress of being able to afford is almost crippling for some student. CBS news says “When low-income and middle-income students receive federal grants to attend college, the argument goes; the institutions simply raise their prices to reflect this aid” (O’Shaunessy 2012). The cost of college has increased due to the students receiving grants and the results is colleges increase pricing. When students can’t find funds it causes stress leads them to have a loss of appetite. The loss of appetite results in weight lost and that can lead to other physical conditions. Anxiety and depression becomes a problems due to stress over finances . Depression is also a direct result of these students have stress over financing their college career. Anxiety can lead to panic attacks. Stressing over finance and detrimental to a