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Letter to the Editor March 23
Published 3/23/2012
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Students being forced to give up on education

Editor:

The high cost of WSU tuition is a threat to the achievement of academic goals. It might compel students to delay their current studies for a year, or even a decade. If this fails, dropping out and consequently leaving the university without a degree will be the only choice left for many. These high payments will also affect other important learning activities such as sports, student groups and special projects as students will have to reduce their spending so that they can afford tuition.

Dropping out of college definitely limits job opportunities since most will be relegated to the minimum wage bracket. There is also the risk of getting involved in crime that will create problems for society and land that individual into trouble with the law. The education system is supposed to facilitate and guarantee an individual’s future progression — not restrict it.

As WSU students, we understand the seriousness of the matter and can do a lot to help ease the burden. We can raise these concerns with the relevant authorities for consideration because the high tuition fees are threatening to deny many bright students from the chance to access quality education. Any assistance, including financial aid as well as scholarships, will go a long way in ensuring that students realize their dreams.

Hamoud Alotaibi
freshman, bioengineering 

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