With the presidential elections inching closer, our favorite presidential candidates have been discussing the possibility of making higher education free for Americans. What no one understands is that this promise isn’t going to come without expenses attached.
As I begin my last year in college, I have been thinking more about my fate post-grad. Most of the people I know who have graduated, from VCU in particular, have had tremendous difficulty finding a career after they’ve graduated.
VCU is raising tuition costs again, just as another more expensive, private university is making tuition free for many students.
VCU’s senior leadership proposed two options for tuition increases that will affect students differently at last week’s Board of Visitors meeting.
The time between pre-graduation jitters and post-graduation blues is brief. Unless you have already been guaranteed a job in your field, the idea of leaving college is intimidating for most of us.
We usually complain about the high cost of tuition that rises every year and all of the things we’re not getting from our school. I, myself, have voiced many complaints about the way VCU handles finances. Except I realized that I often forget how much VCU does have to offer me.
Congressman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) of the 3rd congressional district spoke to students last Monday urging the younger generation present to vote and expressing his views about prioritizing the future of higher education.