Friday, September 23, 2016

I think we should subsidize college tuition because they are so expensive and not everyone has the money to pay for it right now. For a student in college between 1997 and 2001, average total costs will be nearly $46,000 at government institutions, reports Investor’s Business Daily (December 8, 1998). For those in private schools, the news is even bleaker. Students face expenses approaching $97,000. Twenty years from now, graduates may well be staggered by costs of $157,000 and $327,000, respectively. (Madden.fee.org.1999) It would be nice for the government to subsidize college tuition because college is expensive. Its not like people aren't going to pay that money back. 

The government and tax payers should not subsidize college tuition because its not their responsibility to pay for someone else' education. The U.S. Department of Education spends tens of billions of dollars a year on subsidies for higher education. The bulk of the spending goes to student aid, with the balance going to grants for educational institutions. Federal Pell grants are more than $30 billion a year, federal student loans are about $100 billion a year, and grants to colleges and universities are $2.5 billion a year. (Edwards.fedgov.2015) There is other things that we as tax payers could be paying for instead of paying for someones education. 

I think it wouldn't be a bad idea for the government to subsidize college tuition, but it also wouldn't be a bad idea to lower college tuition costs. College is really expensive and a lot of people want to go to college but don't have the money. Most people are still paying college debts when they're in their 30's-40's! I want to have a good education but that is insane! The government should help out a little bit, The people who have student loans, sill have to pay back the money they borrow. It wouldn't be that good for the government but it would definitely help out the people.

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