College & Career Issues

Is College Worth The Money?

Abstract:

This video discusses how as the cost of a four-year degree continues to rise, more corporations and CEO’s are saying you don’t need to go to college to have a good career. Some major tech companies will even pay to train new employees who don’t have a degree.

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NBC Nightly News

Published:

April 24, 2021

The Exploding Cost of College

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ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with author and New York Times Columnist Ron Lieber about the rising cost of college and how to navigate financial aid

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ABC News

Published:

April 26, 2021

Biden’s American Families Plan Could Make Free College a Reality

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This article discusses a joint session of Congress, in which President Biden will pitch his plan for free college. His proposal could increase the number of students attending college and their incomes over time, the White House said.

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CNBC News

Author:

Jessica Dickler

The 11 Best and Worst Things Said About the Cost of College

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It’s no secret that college is expensive. Sadly, more and more incoming freshmen and grad students are signing up for student loans without thinking about the long-term effects of that debt. This article is a collection of advice about everything from student loan horror stories to advice on how to attend college without financial aid.

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Ramsey Solutions

Published:

June 4, 2021

How Much Does College Cost?

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When thinking about the price of college, people often focus on college tuition costs. But the total price tag can include additional expenses ranging from housing and transportation to school supplies. This article takes a look at the average costs behind a year of college.

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College Board

What Biden’s Free College Plan Could Mean for You

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This article discusses the president’s plan to address the high cost of college and his plans for more student aid, including free community college and higher Pell Grants.

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Nerd Wallet

Author:

Celia Clark

Published:

April 30, 2021

A 1-Minute Warmup Video

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Start your research on the Cost of College by taking one minute to view One World's Drew Anderson!  See his creative and engaging way of reminding us all that there are many sides to every issue. The goal is not just to win arguments, but to listen and learn from other people’s points of view too! Civil discourse matters. So, view Drew.

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One World Educatiom

What You Need to Know About College Tuition Costs

Abstract:

This article shares facts and statistics about the cost of college, which might seem less expensive at state institutions, but argues that sticker prices can be deceiving.

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US News and World Report

Author:

Farran Powell and Emma Kerr

Published:

9/18/2019

The cost of college increased by more than 25% in the last 10 years—here’s why

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This article presents facts, data, and charts that track the trends of the growing cost of college.

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cnbc.com

Author:

Abigail Hess

Published:

12/13/2019

Tuition-Free College Could Cost Less Than You Think

Abstract:

This article proposes free college and explores various ways that free college would be affordable based on federal vs. state budgets.

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The New York Times

Author:

David Deming

Published:

7/19/2019

Is College Worth The Cost?

Abstract:

Peter O’Dowd speaks with CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger, host of “Jill on Money,” about the cost and value of college in this recording.

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NPR

Author:

Peter O’Dowd and Jill Schlesinger

Published:

3/18/2019

Cultural & Global Issues

The Case Against Free College Tuition

Abstract:

This article argues against free college, citing potentially very negative economic growth implications from financing free college.

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Forbes.com

Author:

Richard Vedder

Published:

4/12/2018

There are consequences to making college free

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This article criticizes the free college approach to resolving the high college tuition rates.

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The Washington Post

Author:

Editorial Board

Published:

10/26/2019

College is more expensive than it’s ever been, and the 5 reasons why suggest it’s only going to get worse

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This article explores the reasons why college is expensive, including a surge in demand, an increase in financial aid, a lack of state funding, a need for more faculty members and money to pay them, and ballooning student services.

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Business Insider

Author:

Hillary Hoffower

Published:

6/26/2019

What’s the Deal with Free College?

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In a new Atlantic Argument video, Harris explains that while this is an intriguing idea, it is also a vague and sweeping one, and voters want policy specifics.

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YouTube

Author:

The Atlantic

Published:

2/26/2019