Why is college such a scam?

Why is college such a scam? It’s so expensive and, it hurts me knowing that my parents have to pay so much for my education!

Why do you think college is a scam? I do think it is too expensive and that you can be successful and happy without a college degree! If you don’t believe in the institution of college, why are you going? I understand society pushes it, but like you said, it’s hurting your parents to pay so much. What do you want to do with your life? If you weren’t in school, where would you be? What kind of life do you envision for yourself? If you could, would you drop out of school?

Have you applied or at least thought about applying for scholarships? Scholarships would take away the burden of your parents having to pay for your education. You said it’s hurting you that your parents are paying for your education, but in their opinion, is it hurting them, are they barely scraping by? If they are, I could see how it could hurt you. But, have they mentioned that paying for your college is hurting them financially?

Not to be a Debbie downer or anything but do you know how lucky you are to have parents to pay for school? I know so many people on financial aid that have grants and loans, which they have to pay back, to pay for their school, but they’re going to school fulltime and work full-time just to provide for themselves! Have you thought about getting a job to help out your parents? Even working 20 hours a week could help you pay for your books or help pay for your meals/meal plan, or even your dues for clubs/honor societies. Like, you can help out. Also, there are plenty of people that work full-time jobs that pay for their tuition, I’m not saying that you have to, but why aren’t you at least working part-time?

And if you don’t want your parents to pay for your tuition, apply for scholarships or find a job. I don’t mean to be harsh but your college financial situation could be much, much, much worse. I mean there are college students that would be homeless without being in college, the grants, scholarships, and loans they receive. It’s a blessing for your parents to be able to pay for your school, but if it’s hurting you that they are paying for your education, change it. It may be hard, but if you want to be free from hurting your parents or feeling hurt that your parents have to pay so much. And if you don’t see school as being for you, that’s okay, but your life is for you, you are the only one who has to live it, thus meaning you are the only one that can make the decisions that are best for you. I wish you the best and, I hope you do what is best for you.