Education: Financial Aid for College Students

Education is probably one of the most significant things in the life of every person. Without proper education, it is not easy to find a good job and earn enough for living.

It is known that money is “social embodiment of both form and the content of value” (Smithin, 200), and nowadays, education costs much money, this is why financial aid is one of the most burning questions for lots of people.

Many people are determined by the cost of a college education. Financial aid has been made available so that financially less fortunate students can get the proper training for their careers.

There is one bad news that may destroy the plans of many young people – attending college turns out to be more and more expensive. This is why so many rather smart boys and girls cannot allow themselves to enter really good institutions in order to develop and enlarge their knowledge, get more experience, and be ready to take high positions.

Our future depends a lot on the abilities of young people; this is why it is better to provide students with certain help and present an opportunity to choose colleges according to their interests and abilities, but not according to the financial status of students’ families.

Financial aid is something that can make education available, and it turns out to be rather easy to develop the system of college grants, introduce more work-study programs, and think about the ways to make low-interest loans. Due to such conditions, it is quite possible to promote students to demonstrate their abilities and prove that they are worthy of getting financial aid.

One of the first financial aids for students was dated at the beginning of the 1920s. (Wilkinson, 28) People always care about their future, and at the beginning of the 20th century, it became known that some students just needed some help to develop their skills and be real professionals in the chosen spheres of life.

For example, Bill Clinton got his high education by means of financial aid. His scholarships – this is what helped to find more money and became a really significant person in this world.

Nowadays, the government does everything possible to make education available for many people. The inability of the parent to earn a lot of money should not be a barrier for a student to study and learn more useful for this life information.

The only thing students should do in order to get some financial help is to prove that their scholarship will be justified. Talents cannot be ignored because of social status only. Those people who are eager to achieve great results in their lives will always be ready to fight and grow. Lots of colleges provide students with certain funding that is based on needs and merits. College grants have several forms, and all of them are financial need-based.

For someone, money is a problem; for other people, money is an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and interests. Some people prefer to use money in order to control and manipulate. However, it is necessary to remember that money is the major means for people to get their education, and some people are still deprived of such an opportunity.

This is why financial aid will always be a burning question for many people. Grants and low-interest loans are one of the forms of financial aid for college students, and such aid should be available for students to get proper education and train their skills for future careers.

Works Cited

Smithin, John, N. What Is Money? Routledge, 2000.

Wilkinson, Rupert. Aiding Students, Buying Students: Financial Aid in America. Vanderbilt University Press, 2005.

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