A 2017 College Board study estimated that the cost of college has increased 100% since 2001. The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank estimates that U.S. college tuition debt has increased from $480 billion in 2006 to $1.5 trillion in 2018. Several 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary candidates have argued that the cost of college is out of control and that the government should pay for tuition. Opponents argue that the government cant afford it and point to estimates from the Committee for a Responsible Federal budget that estimate programs would cost the government $80 billion a year.
yes, because not everyone can pay for their college tuition with how large of the sum it costs and a lot of places require a college degree to work at. The easier it is to get a degree may lower the chances of homelessness because everyone has a degree in something and can find a job easier. Plus some colleges have dorms so it would lower the homeless people and give them an education.
No, however as far as I know the price of classes/textbooks is unregulated and their prices absurd. I paid $60 this semester for an online code, and while I understand work went into the program I used, I could have gotten a better deal from a third-party source for half the price.
No, they should make colleges' budgets public and allow students to pay for school more a la carte. I understand basic fees to attend, but that should be tied into per class tuition and students should know where their money is going. I would've rather not had my RA have $300 a week to throw us dumb pizza parties that I didn't attend.
Only for degrees in applicable/practical fields of study (Science, Trade, Business, Medical, Education, Law) Nothing for gender studies and other programs which have small scope education and benefit for the greater public.
i feel that their school should be paid for if they have worked hard in school and maintained a good gpa because people that don't work hard in school are going to take advantage and go to school for free and waste the oppurtinity to learn.
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