Nohely dela Rosa
11 February 2018
The struggle of family income in college
Every parent dream it’s for their son or daughter to go to college but, unfortunately is not everyone is lucky enough to be able to afford it and is not as easy as it seems when it comes to it. There are many obstacles to overcome and conquer throughout the experience and one of the biggest obstacle is money. Of course, money isn’t free and a little hard to get any and easy to lose. Every day as more and more people go to college the debt only gets bigger and it can take up to 10-15 years to pay off, sometimes even longer it’s a debt somebody can carry up to almost for half their lifetime. The reason for this is because financial aid can be both an immense help for those in a small house income but can also be a huge problem for those middle-class income people. How financial aid works can be pretty hard to understand because there are a lot of factors that go into it but in some simple words, it’s the cost of attendance minus the family contribution and that will be how much financial aid a person will receive. Financial aid is a very unfair plan for those middle-income families which are the most who struggle when it comes to going to college. Financial aid can help those in need, but it does not help everyone.
Just like many things in life financial aid it’s a sword with double blade. It can benefit the ones in need but in another hand for others it might be hard. Financial aid can be very beneficial for those who come from low income families, and yes for those who oppose my position I can agree it’s totally fair that low income families should get help in sending their children to college but is not fair nor the same thing when it comes to those who are consider middle income due to their family even though they are not married or have children and rely on their parents income and when they pres...