Third Major Paper, Final - 1 America and College Students...

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1 America and College Students American dream! The controversy remains whether America is still the country where dreams can become reality, or America is no longer what it was. Is America the land of opportunity and success for native and immigrant college students? Is America helping or offering the needed financial and professional tools for college students to succeed? Many opponents argue college is no longer affordable to many native or foreign students, and even though some families or students can afford the cost, and due the low job opportunities of the last decade; a college degree may not be a way to the American dream. But, if citizens face the reality today, they may see that America is opening many of its doors to those who want to succeed. America is offering financial aid programs to citizens and legal immigrants with low income, and many states such as California, New York, and New Mexico, offer financial aid and scholarships programs to some students who meet certain requirements (Bell 2). America provides the needed training to college students in order to help them the succeed in their professional career. Besides, America is offering high average salaries to college graduates (Value of College Degree). Therefore, America is the land of opportunities to many natives and immigrant students who want to live their dreams. According to an article published on 2009, written by Julie Bell, Education Program Director of the National Conference of State Legislature, entitled “Keeping the Dream Alive”, , many states provide a two or four-year financial aid package to students with low income (Bell 3). Bell says, “If student graduates from high school with a ‘Core 40’ (a rigorous curriculum) diploma and at least 2.0 grade point average and has stayed out of trouble, he or she is guaranteed four years of financial aid covering all tuition and fees at an in-state public college or university, or an equivalent amount at in-state private institution” (Bell 3). In the passage the author illustrates that college can be affordable to many students, even those from low-income background. Bell stated, “He or she is guaranteed four years of financial aid covering all tuition and fees” (Bell 3). Here the author goes even further to explain how it can be easier to
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