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Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
by Ellen Richards (Alumni)

According to NPR, the cost of college tuition and other expenses his risen faster than the rate of inflation over the past decade.  Unfortunately, many students must worry about more than just the competition to gain entry into college, but also how they will pay tuition if they do get in.  The situation seems to intensify the gap between wealthy families and those who struggle.  Too often, students allow the thought of the financial burden to dictate their choices.  While this might seem like the most reasonable way to approach the college admissions process, it also speaks to the overall perspective of our society.  After all, countless people with no means at all somehow managed to rise out of the depths of poverty and graduate from some of the finest schools in the nation.

George Mitchell, a United States Senator who served as the Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 worked several jobs throughout college in order to attend.  In fact, a lot of people today who appear to have endless financial resources worked tirelessly to catch up with those who enjoyed a more privileged upbringing.  Diligence can define a person's character and the same academic work ethic that opens the ivy gates to a small percentage of students will also ignite a fire for those students who struggle financially but will do whatever necessary to successfully graduate.

Remember, when deciding your future; where there is a will, there is a way.  Money will always come and go, but an education lasts a lifetime.  (Not to mention the fact that the most prestigious schools are also the wealthiest and usually “need-blind".)


Miss Ellen Richards

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