AFFORDING MY FUTURE: THE HIGH COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Directed By: Ykitta Martin
  • USA / 4 min
  • Screening: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM
  • Screens in Shorts VI: POWGirls / Youth
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  • Location: Hollywood Theatre
  • Sponsored By: Faerie Godmother Family Fund & Portland Community Media

When Ykitta Martin learned that she was admitted to her dream university, she was elated.  But when she began to examine the potential costs of attending her dream college, her elation turned to devastation.  Her own experience led her to investigate the staggering price tag attached to the dream of higher education in the U.S.  Her journey leads her to learn about the rise in higher education costs, student loan debt, and the high unemployment rates facing her and her peers, even with a college degree.  Ykitta’s film poses the question: will a college education ultimately do more financial harm than good?