College Education Has Become Prohibitively Expensive for Some Students: Should College Be Free?
(And another third keep tuition very cheap—less than $2,400 a year.) The farther away you get from the United States, the more baffling it looks. This back-to-school season, The Atlantic is investigating a classic American mystery: Why does college cost so much? And is it worth it?
If America were to move to a tuition-free college policy, where would the money come from? The short and simple answer is taxes. Who gets taxed seems to vary based on who is talking, but it seems certain that the upper echelons of American society will see increased taxes if this passes. There is a likelihood that it will increase the upper-middle-class as well. Or maybe it will all come from Wall Street speculation taxes. The point is, all we know is that someone will pay these dues through taxes. The uncertainty of who will carry the burden is not making many Americans comfortable.
One will acquire a degree without even indicating that one once attended a community college. This position is valid when looking at this issue because if an individual really want to go to a college he or she will work or do what he or she can to enroll. He or she can borrow loans or even do part time jobs so that he or she can get a chance of attending a college no matter the expenses,(Langwith, 2009).
Otherwise, the money will have to be allocated from elsewhere, like potentially decreasing military spending. Despite the political considerations, there are ways to make tuition-free education possible or, at least, more widespread. As illustrated, there are many advantages to offering affordable college education to everyone around the world. At University of the People, that’s exactly what we are all about!
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