With college growing more expensive by the year, it seems like it is harder and harder to find ways to make money and save for that four-year education that opens up so many doors. However, one student has found a way to do so.
Kevuntez King, a teenage boy in Memphis, Tennessee, sold newspapers for five years in which he could earn enough to pay off college before he even started. Between the ages of 12 and 17, King wanted to make sure that his mom did not have to drown in debt in order to make sure that he could get a good education.
“When it came down to school, my mom didn’t have to come out of pocket to do anything or I didn’t have to take out any loans to go to school,” he told to the local news station, WHBQ.
For five consecutive years, he earned $200 every Sunday, and was recently accepted into Tennessee State University.
When asked to offer some piece of advice, King stated, “Make sure you surround yourself with people that’s trying to go up in life and not trying to bring you down. Just stay positive and always believe in yourself and push for it.”
This splendid news comes after a chart from College Board became available that documented the Tuition and Fees and Room and Board in 2015 Dollars from the 1975-76 school year to the 2015-2016 school year.
In the 1975-76 school year, the average all-inclusive fee for colleges approximated to $16,200, while now that price is straddled around $44,000. So, any person who is trying to find ways to avoid going to debt before their first salaried job is probably doing it correctly.
We can’t wait to see and hear of King’s success. Hopefully, he will major in Finance or something else, and teach us a lesson.
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