Pros And Cons Of Free College Essay

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When a child or teenager thinks about what they want to do when they “grow up”, they don’t necessarily think about all of the debt they’ll be in because of student loans. Most good paying jobs require some sort of college degree, but what if somebody can’t afford college tuition? College classes can be very expensive and daunting, causing high school graduates to doublethink about whether or not they want to pursue a career in college. “Free college” seems to be the answer; but where will the funding for free college come from? Will more people be willing to attend college if it is “free”? Also, will people that already have their degrees be downgraded since everybody will have a college education? Free college was once a reality for the residents of various U.S. states. In 1868, the University of California system was made with the proclamation that “admission and tuition shall be free to all residents of the state, (Stone, 2016)”. The University of Florida and New …show more content…
finds a president willing enough to finally achieve what past presidents couldn’t. Free college is not impossible as we have seen it in the past century or so but, times were different and tuition has skyrocketed. Select universities, such as Arizona State, have scholarships that make tuition as close to free as possible. All national issues have their pros and cons but one side always has more pros than cons. I, personally, am for free college. As a dual credit student, I realize I am fortunate to have a program at my school which allows me to get up to about 30 credit hours for ¼ of the cost; which most high schools across the nation do not have. My family is also not wealthy enough to afford to send me off to expensive 4-year universities. I would like to at least not have to worry about financial aid on top of my college courses. Even if somebody is against free college, they have their reasons as stated which are valid as

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