It comes as no surprise that tuition prices are escalating. Everyone who has gone to college, has kids who go to college or if you’re in college now, realize the extreme costs just to get ahead in the world today. Question is, however, is it worth it? Furthermore, is the drastic increase in tuition at Cabrini worth attending this college?
Looking at the cost of tuition is only part of the total bill by the time you graduate. If you add together all the expenses to the tuition such as room and board, the cost of books plus all the extra expenses for parties beer and new clothes, you’re looking to add much more then expected. After going to college for four years or so, paying thousands upon thousands of dollars just to get a better job when you graduate, may not exactly be worth it to some people.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, adults age 18 and older with only a high school degree earned $28,644 per year, yet those with a bachelors degree earned an average of $51, 554 per year in 2004. From those statistics, college is definitely worth it, but what about a Cabrini College degree?
Where does the money that we send into our school go? Regular expenses are to be expected of course such keeping up the property, paying employees, food costs, energy bills, etc. One place is money is definitely not going to however are to the 75 percent plus adjunct professors we have here teaching at Cabrini who are barely being paid.
We may never know where all the money goes, but as students attending Cabrini College we have the right to know.
With all this money going into the college, we should do something worthwhile with it. What could we do you may ask? How about signing the contract to bring Iraqi students over to the United States to study?
Since the war began, colleges and universities in Iraq have been officially shut down. Because we invaded their country, we should help them out and bring them over to the United States and aid them in their quest to go to college and graduate with a good degree.
Any way you look at the war, whether you agree or disagree, the middle east is not in a good place right now. We have the resources and the ability to bring people over and we are not.
As a Catholic college, we should embrace others for who they are and aid them in times of need. Bringing students over would not only better their lives, but ours as well. Learning about another culture and lifestyle is a great thing for anyone. It can round out our lives to be open to others, and make our community that much better.
In the upcoming election, the topic of tuition costs has not been at the top of the list to discuss. Granted there are much more pressed issues that need attention the second the new president steps into office next January, however this is a topic that should be addressed.