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St. John's takes college affordability seriously

Tim Pratt discusses McDowell Hall at St. John's College, which was recently renovated.

The high cost of a college education is a topic that hits home for many high school juniors and seniors this time of year. It's about time colleges start to reduce tuition. For many of us applying to college in the near future, tuition is becoming more and more evident in our decisions. Paying almost $200,000 for a degree, as is increasingly the case, is too much for us.

St. John's College's recent initiative to reduce tuition is a step in the right direction for students like myself (“St. John’s College announces plan to lower tuition by $17,000 a year,” Sept. 12). I applaud St. John's College for taking this step to help more students get a college education. We students need more colleges to follow St. John's because without such efforts, many of us will not necessarily find college affordable enough to attend, let alone graduate.

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In this modern era, a college education is essential to have a prosperous future and making college more accessible to the less fortunate is a significant step forward.

Daniel He, West Friendship

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