Educational Aid - Battle of Uphill for Many Americans

Educational Aid – Battle of Uphill for Many Americans

Unless you are very lucky, you might find it difficult to survive at such a time only with a high school diploma. This is the reason why further education is a necessity today. With the passage of time, competition in every field is very fierce, and if you are not the best in what you do, you may become a victim, losing the race to survive from the best.

However, higher education cannot be reached by everyone because of rising tuition and high living costs. Also, the financial assistance available to students is only limited so not everyone benefits from covering their tuition fees. As a result, many students are forced to take loans to fund their tertiary education. According to statistics more than half of students who apply to college must take out loans because they cannot afford the opposite fees.

The disadvantage of loans is that the interest rates on these loans increase over time. Even the worst, it rises quickly when the economy deteriorates. When students graduate from college, they not only have to struggle for work but also deal with loans that have accumulated during their college years.

This is the reason why a large number of students do not continue their tertiary education, even if they excel in their secondary school. Higher education is very important, but not everyone has the privilege of achieving it. Sometimes, even the families of students do not encourage them to join the institution because their financial condition is not in good condition.

Many steps have been taken to provide tertiary education for every high school graduate in the US, and the latest is the effort being made by current US president Barack Obama. Under the scheme that he will introduce, there will be an increase in the number of …

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Education 2009 - The Importance of Integrating Business With Higher Education

Education 2009 – The Importance of Integrating Business With Higher Education

The recession has had a significant impact on higher education in the UK, and has subsequently caused many to speak out about how degree courses are funded, and how much they are worth to both students and the economy as a whole. Specifically, the reason many are looking at the higher education system with a more critical eye is because of the sudden hike in enrollment numbers as many older people are applying for university courses to improve their employability, at the same time as many institutions suffer cutbacks in order to save on funds.

This sudden saturation of the education system (and the decline in jobs available for those who leave it) has caused the latest report by the Confederation of British Industry to call for both students and businesses to invest more in higher education. For the former this means higher interest rates, fees, and fewer grants to go round, whilst businesses themselves are being urged to integrate completely with institutions to ease the financial burden suffered recession-hit universities.

Unsurprisingly, many students will find the proposals hard to accept – and accusations that they are ‘offensive’ and ‘retrograde’ have already been heard. But whether or not the integration of business and higher education is embraced by the UK government, institutions and companies – individuals considering a further education course should not be put of by the notion that business may have a more significant implication on their studies. And that it does not necessarily mean that they will have to pay more.

The benefits of home study courses are worth a mention here, and are relevant not because they are controlled by private funding any more than traditional courses are – but because they can aid students in ways that the CBI are proposing better integration between institutions …

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