Why is it that college is so expensive? They want you to go to school so you can get a career, but to do that you have to take out a bunch of loans. Putting you into debt before you are even remotly ready for that. On top of paying for school, you have to buy the books, laptop, folders, housing, (if you are living on campus) ect. Then, those who drop out or can no longer affored to go, are in debt without that career to help them pay it back. To me, college is over priced. That may just be my opinion though, I dont know everything they have to pay for or anything. Also, if you are doing extra curricular activites, those generally ask for some money too. Jerseys, costumes, shoes, fees, you name it.