LAFAYETTE, La (KADN) -The Covid-19 pandemic along with other natural disasters disproportionately affected college students, parents, and first-generation and lower-income students who hold jobs in addition to taking classes.
Studies show students around the world are having to adapt rather quickly now more than ever .... but what could colleges do to make this transition better for students.
Isabell Lewis is a sophomore at UL-Lafayette and she says "I feel like having free college would be very beneficial for a lot of people umm especially those who had to move and leave their hometown for the hurricane".
College students are faced with more challenges now than in previous years. Remote learning and natural disasters are all factors but what would be the odds if college was free?
UL Lafayette Junior Colt Deblieux says "So I think right now money is tight with everybody just our overall economy is struggling so having free college would be good for a lot of people because it gets to a point where it gets to what we want what we need so like necessity wise a lot of people don't have that option like to choose college right now".
I came across two college students and one says college is the last thing on a lot of people's minds because of all the changes that are constantly happening such as the pandemic and now hurricane season.
He says "Especially with the hurricane people have bigger things to be worried about they have homes to rebuild families to worry about like you said earlier dropping kids off at daycare you can't do that really if you don't have a daycare to drop them off at".
Making college free is an idea that the Biden administration has mentioned time and time again but students think now is the perfect time to turn a plan into reality.