Higher education is becoming ever more desired in the job market. For most jobs it’s Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred, and the new generation is increasingly pressured to invest more time and money into their schooling. Costs to attend a private university are through the roof, and even a public university education costs more than most families can afford. Young adults now start off their career path over a mountain of expectations weighed down by a crippling debt.
Students have an amazing opportunity to start off their professional lives with a wealth of knowledge and connections. And it is not always fair to—through taxation and federal funding—ask for everyone to pay for the education that not all enjoy. But is it progress to ask for students to take a risk that they will pay for for the next several years if not the rest of their lives?