Why College Tuition Rises

When students first begin college, many have the new responsibility of paying their bills. These bills can include car payments, insurance, cell phone payments and also paying for college.

While many of these bills will remain consistent from year to year, this doesn’t hold true for college tuition. With each new school year comes the shock most students feel when they see how much tuition has risen from the previous year. Many are then left wondering not only how they are going to pay the bill, especially if they have to complete an unpaid college internship, but also why college tuition has risen once again.

College tuition increases each year because of many factors. Maybe your university is renovating part of campus or is putting up a new building. If this is the case, part of the cost of these projects are often times passed onto students through activity fees and other tuition fees.

College campuses experience increased upkeep costs from year to year and have to come up with the funds to cover these costs so they can, in turn, charge more for college tuition. It also costs more to attend prestigious universities, so if your university has experienced an increased rank or has switched sporting divisions, there is also a chance that tuition will increase in response to these changes.

There is always an ongoing debate over whether or not college tuition increases too much from year to year. It costs a lot to maintain a university and also to continually improve the facilities and learning venues for students at a university so it is expected that part of these costs will passed on to students by way of tuition increases. So where or not you think tuition increases too much each year, it is probably a good idea to plan ahead and save enough to cover an increase. You should especially plan ahead is you are working an unpaid college internship. You might want to think about getting a part time evening job in addition to the college internship so you won’t come up short for money to cover next year’s tuition bill.