Benefits Of Free State College Education Essay

1666 Words Dec 11th, 2016 7 Pages
The costs of college education have risen significantly over the past 50 years and continue to climb at a rate that stands as a looming threat to the future of college education. The most recent presidential election brought about a new round of discussion over the possibility of free state college tuition. President Barack Obama first mentioned the idea in 2015 and conflicting opinions have arisen surrounding the subject ever since. Many people think that free state college education would enable more Americans to receive and then use an education at a greater level than in years past. Others argue that there would be many more disadvantages than benefits to free state college education. Providing free state college education to all citizens would not only lend to increasing the enormous debt of the nation, but would potentially offer financial assistance to families without real need and would contribute to the lack of motivation and responsibility to the future of the United States of America. (U.S.A) To truly understand the flaws in a proposed plan of free college education, one must take into account the current economic situation that newly graduated college students deal with in the first few years of graduating. Students graduating college with a general bachelor’s degree in the U.S.A make an average annual starting salary of $50,556. Of this $50,556, 11.00 percent of the gross pay is withdrawn for federal taxes, 4.00 percent for state income taxes, 6.20…

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