Instructor: Bridget Roche
March 17, 2014
"Time to go college," it is a phrase that stresses out some students, and to be specific, low-income students because they cannot afford the high tuition fees in college. However, there are some grants and scholarships programs that students can apply, but not everyone get help from those programs. Consequently, the government should give more financial support to low-income students.
Low-income students cannot complete in schedule their career plan just with the Pell Grant that the government supplies to them, so the government should do something to end with this problem. Sandy Baum, Kristin Conklin, and Nate Johnson in their last article published in The New York Times state, "Congress could solve this problem by awarding larger grants to students who enrolled for more than 12 credit hours." Giving larger grants, the government would be helping students to do not worry when they want to take more than 12 credit hours per semester.
Moreover, according to Baum, Conklin and Johnson, students need to enroll at least 15 credit hours per semester to complete a bachelor's degree in 4 years. However, the government with the Pell Grant Program gives to low income students the maximum of 12 credit hours per semester which means that low income students cannot complete their careers on time.
The government should support low-income students because those students form part of the future of this country, so they need to be professionals to succeed. The Editorial Board in its recent article in The New York Times states, "A college Education remains a path to more stable, higher-paying employment." Having higher education, low-income students would be able to get excellent jobs, and they would be able to save money to help and give a better future...