After earning a university degree, one expects to be able to secure a good job, which can provide a reasonably comfortable life from the first day, yet many graduates struggle for years to pay off their student debt before they can start living the life they want. The main culprit for this is high tuition fees. When one adds to university fees the additional costs of studying, like accommodation away from home, transportation, purchase of books, other living expenses and even the cost of air travel the extend of the problem becomes even more obvious.
Life is usually a case of expecting the unexpected. It is usually difficult to schedule something even a month in advance, let alone a year! Over the course of a few months, our circumstances can change dramatically.
While most parts of the developed and developing world aim to offer their citizens free and easy access to basic education, the picture becomes very different when we look at higher education. Universities, both public and private, can differ greatly in terms of the quality of teaching, the range of programmes they offer and the tuition fees they charge. Government or state universities are often underfunded and overcrowded, usually unable to serve the rapidly increasing demand.
In today’s demanding world it is imperative to have specialised and in-depth knowledge in any field you choose to build your career. However, due to the limited number of places in many public and private universities, students are often forced to enrol in programmes which are not their first choice, or are of little interest to them and are thus led to careers which are unsuitable and unexciting.