In today’s society in order to have any kind of respect or respectable job you must attend college. And in order to go to college you must have the funds to pay for it. Yes, you must spend thousands of dollars on an education so you can get a high paying job. Most people have their parents pay for their college education, however not all parents can pay for such a privilege. Some students must work their way through college, and depend on loans, which they must later work to pay off. For those who are lucky, their parents pay for college.
If the student is so lucky some people think that they do not value their education as much and are more likely to slack off and not do as well. They don’t quite understand just how much their education is costing their parents and don’t have to worry about maintaining scholarships or worrying that their money is going to waste. Although since these students don’t have to spend their time out of class to work long hours during the week, they have time to focus on their studies and do a better job.
These extra hours will give students plenty of more time to manage their work load and complete all of their assignments on time and done well. The extra time will also allow them to space out their assignments and study hours, which will relieve stress because the student isn’t trying to cram in all of their work in a short period of time. They also are able to have a social life. These students will have extra time to hang with friends and experience the social aspect of college. On the other hand there are those of us who must work to pay off their education.
These people are hard working and are more likely to take advantage of their education. These people work hard in class because they don’t want their hard earned money going to waste. Most of the people think that if they work hard now they won’t have to work so hard in the future. They spend hours and hours a week working to support their education, which doesn’t leave that much time for other things. Students that work tend to be more stressed than other students. They have less time to work on their schoolwork and tend to be more stressed or not able to complete the requirements for their classes.
These kids hardly have time for schoolwork let alone a social life. Usually kids who work their way through college don’t get to experience the social aspect of college. It takes a special kind of person to be able to balance a full time job and school full time. However, situations such as these are not so black and white. Some kids have money to pay for college, but must work in order to pay for smaller expenses while away at school. Books, food, clothes, sheets, blankets, etc, all essential items in order to survive in college. However none of these things are cheap.
Some kids have to work in order to pay for these things. Some people don’t consider this “working for their education. ” But if you didn’t have books for class, or a computer to do your homework on there is no way that you are going to pass your classes. Perhaps they don’t have to work as much as students who have to pay for everything, but they are still working, and that does add additional stress that kids who have everything paid for them don’t. These kids have time for friends, schoolwork, and their job. They have the drive like the working students do with some of the perks of the non-working student.
There are also students who have the majority of their college paid off by their parents but that wouldn’t be possible if they didn’t have scholarship money. Many students apply for many different scholarships, and thousand dollars here or there makes a huge difference in payment. With these scholarships, students are able to attend college. These students usually don’t have to work during their school years to help pay off college. But they work hard in another sense; they must maintain their GPA in order to maintain their scholarships.
Students study for hours on end to keep up with their GPA. And different scholarships demand different GPAs. Usually students must maintain at least a B average in all of their classes. Since theses students must spend a lot of their time studying they have minimal time to experience the social aspect of college. But that doesn’t mean they don’t experience any of it. I would say they get less then kids that don’t have to work and have their parents pay, but more then those who have to work through college. College is an important aspect in society today.
You are not socially accepted if you do not attend college. That just seems to be the way it works. And everybody is doing their best to go to college these days. It’s become a tradition, a social norm. But college is expensive and can be paid for in many different ways. Not every person’s situation is exactly the same. Some of us have to work our way through college, while others get off easy and don’t have to worry about money at all. With so many gray areas in between, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how one experiences college based on their financial stability.