The total fees spend on college are high, lessen the spending in book fees would eventually lead to an increase for other areas. The tuition and fees for a 4-year public university of the year 2013 to 2014 is estimated to be $8893 for instate students. The total charge is $10730... ... middle of paper ... ...y may involve in over hundreds of copyrighsts. On the other hand, companies that print textbooks are saying that sites like Amazon, eBay and sites that have illegal download have cut into their profit. To make up for the loss of profit these companies are increasing their prices to make up the difference.
A well-educated people can change the world. So everyone has to be accountable, especially organizations or governors of higher education institutions. They have to be responsible for providing equivalent education for all students who are able to pay or not. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, in “What these colleges are doing on tuition is better than Stanford” says, “Stanford University has received a lot of attention for offering free tuition to students whose families make less than $125,000- throwing in free room and board for those earning less than $65,000” Stanford University is a good example that announced free tuition for students who cannot afford to pay for their education (Douglas-Gabriel). Stanford’s offer is a big opportunity, for the students to place themselves on a good future path.
These financial aid programs helped many people save money, but the fact of the matter is that this money could have been spent to make sure that every single person in the United States had a free college tuition, if they were to want one. The reason as to why some people do not have any form of college education has a lot to do with the expense. Most people are told from a young age that if you want a good job that you must first have a good college education. The problem is that as of right now with a good college education comes high student loans and debt. John Weiner, author of “Aiming Higher: Make College Tuition free”, brings to our attention an example of this problem provided by The University of California, “In
College isn’t free yet! Free College Program Is the Future College is the key to a well suitable and successful life it opens the door for us to a wide opportunity of careers. It also helps people revolutionize the world with all the educated people inventing and discovering new advanced things. I believe that us Americans, if we want to go to public college it should be totally free for the ones who aren’t financially set to pay it off without going into debt and taking out school loans. The problem is that many of Americans are choosing not to go but instead go straight into the workforce due to the fact that college tuition is very expensive to afford for low-income families and even middle-class ones too.
The benefits of someone going to college reach through all parts of society and incre... ... middle of paper ... ...cannot afford. If America wants to continue contending with other countries and keep pushing new ideas and innovations, college needs to become more affordable. The benefits of people going to college affect all of society and not just the individual. By choosing to go to college today, we will affect many generations to come. By more Americans going to college it will create higher paying jobs and a growing economy.
Most people of today can hardly afford a car let alone the fees and tuition of college. Also, it could provide equality to all people. Allowing everyone an equal opportunity to go to college and make something of themselves. It provides a way for poorer families to break free from their social strata that they have been put into (“This House Believes University Education Should Be Free” 4). This is why it is important to make university education free.In the end citizens of the US would benefit from university free education.
After college students complete their four-year degree, they leave the university with significant debts. In general, four-year higher education should be free to everyone. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2013), the number of undergraduate college students who enrolled in four year college studies has increased to 10,5 million in 2011 than 6,7 million in 1990. Due that increase, many universities became more crowds with large number of students. The U. S. Department of Education (2014b) found that in 2011-2012 the average tuition rose to $14,300 at public institutions for fees, room, and board.
As for state funding, the community colleges can look for other grants or government help to improve their institutions because the students themselves already get enough aid without the program trying to be implemented by Obama. The lower and middle class students will also be completing vigorously for spots in the community college campuses and that will only create a more hostile system to run. Michele Siqueiros said “ affordability doesn’t help if a student can’t get into the right class or find help figuring out what classes to take,” which supports that fact that there isn’t even enough room for all these students to go to community college; they don’t have the sufficient amount of space. Those “60 billion over 10 years” would be better spent on lowering and aiding students who want to pursue a higher education in public universities, that way it’s ensured these students will have the resources needed to help them get those bachelor degrees the Obama plan hopes for many
Free higher education seems practical and beneficial for society until a numerous detailed looks are taken. While it is true that free tuition is already used some smaller countries, the fact of the matter is that America has historically show to be at its best when its society endures hard work rather than receiving a free ride. Any attempt to install a free college learning experience in America should not be supported because it would require a tax raise that slows economic growth drastically, students would treat college how they treat high school, and tax money should be used for budgets that are needed rather than wanted. When a tax raise occurs, people stop giving the economy the money it needs to run functionally because competition among businesses diminishes while unemployment rises. Instead that money is now going to taxes which have deadly effects.
Education needs to be affordable to all, but the notion that everyone should go to college in order to get a good job ignores reality. Education is an important pillar that facilitates economic well being of a person and improves the human resources in a country across various industries. However, there is an increasing number of Americans enrolling for college degree programs, but there is a mismatch of market requirements and what most people attain. Attaining a college degree is seen as the main avenue through which to attain Middle Class status in America, and this view ignores the fact that degrees do not have similar job prospects as well as the potential of oversupply in college degrees. This paper focuses on reasons as to why not all students should get the four years bachelor’s degree and offers alternatives to these programs.