This specific topic is very hard to have an argument about, and that is in order to pursue a higher education, it should be free of tuition/fees. Nowadays, to qualify in most jobs you need to have a useful education and specific qualifications for such job. Employers don’t hire appearances, they hire accomplishments. The cost of a college education has spiraled out of control and no one knows how to fix it. Free tuition gives students the opportunity to focus more on their futures rather than finding ways to pay tuition, gives underprivileged families a chance to succeed, and allow graduates to contribute more to the economy.
Majority of students have jobs so they can help pay for things like bills but mainly to help with school. They face a daily struggle of not only having to pay bills, but trying to also pay for school. College themselves are ridiculously expensive, but adding on hundreds of dollars each semester just to pay for books is hard on those who can’t afford it, especially if the student is paying out-of-state tuition. In 1974, the average American family earned just under $13,000 a year. A new home was around the cost of $36,000, and an average new car was $4,400. Attending a four-year college was a bargain at $510 a year. It was extremely affordable, even to the average family (“Is College Tuition Really Too High?” 2015, September 08). With free tuition, it will also help students concentrate more on their work, rather than having to worry about how to pay.
Giving Underprivileged Families a Chance
There are so many students who work their butts off in high school, but get no chances to farther the goals because they cant afford it. The lack of money should never stop a student from achieving success in any school. By students not going to school, they are having their dreams shattered at a very young age, which is completely unfair if the only reason is money. In today’s society, it is getting extremely hard to be approved for a loan that will cover a good amount of the tuition costs. Even if you get a loan, some of the rates are completely unacceptable. Free tuition will allow underprivileged students to work hard in community college for the possibility of scholarships when they move onto a four-year college. The only way they can prove themselves is by first attending a community college. The net price of college — after financial aid and discounts are subtracted — is rising much faster for lower-income students than for their higher-income counterparts, an analysis by the Hechinger Report and Dallas Morning News revealed. One reason for the inequity is the increase in merit-based rather than need-based scholarships, a system that disproportionately benefits higher-income students with college-educated parents as states and colleges try to keep those students from going elsewhere. Studies have shown many of those affluent students who receive merit aid are not actually high achievers. (“Low-income students struggle to pay for college, even in a state that still provides help,” 2015, August 18).