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Letter: High school students need information about scholarships
First Published Feb 15 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Feb 15 2014 01:01 am

Every year, our education system only gets more expensive. When our young adults enter college, it gets worse. The price of books is outrageous; to enroll in a class is anywhere from $400 to $800.

Each year, students across the state take thousands of dollars in student loans because they cannot afford the expense of living and college at the same time. Add the expense of having a family and many drop education from the equation due to its high costs.

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How can we fix this issue? In the next few years, I would love to see better marketing to high school students of the hundreds of scholarships that go unfilled yearly.

In fact, during my high school years, I was under the impression that scholarships required an excellent score on the ACT. Years later, I come to find out that there are scholarships out there for everyone.

The most common issue is that students lack information; all they need is a simple direction to be able to apply. If we inform these students well enough, I am positive that the percentage of students with thousands of dollars in loans will certainly decrease.

Derrick Peatross

Salt Lake City

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