In last night speech, Obama recommitted to education in this country. He believes all Americans should have access to college. It's a great sentiment however, there is another challenge to this problem than just education. As a parent of a High Schooler, there are so many out of pocket expenses just to get your child to the college door.
|Getting ready for college costs include calculator, and test fees|
I went on a couple of campus tours and the admissions officer will say that they are looking to see that the
student took advantage of the high level classes in High School including honors and Advance Placement (AP) classes. With those AP classes comes an AP test fee. I can't imagine that families struggling to make ends meet can pay for these fees easily.
There are many financial obstacles before even stepping foot on a campus. Yes, I think every child should have access to a higher education but I also believe the families need financial support while they are on the journey to college.