Argumentative Essay: What Makes A College Free?

Every parents dream is for their kids to be successful, they want a child who had fun, stayed safe, and hopefully pursuited a college education so that their future would be bright. A college education and their degrees give college students and graduates a better opportunity to get a job and set up a career path. Now imagine, a world where everyone has a college education. The thing that made a college education and degree worth anything is that not everyone has one, it’s like diamonds. The reason diamonds are valuable is they are rare, which means there is also a low supply and high demand therefore rising the price. That being said college should continue to have expenses such as tuition, housing, food, etc.
There has been a lot of talk
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Making college more or entirely free would most likely boost the wealth of college attendees without securing any important gains. The relatively few poor kids who do attend college heavily cluster in two year community colleges and cheaper, less selective four year colleges, while richer kids are likely to attend more expensive four year university. Given these class or wealth based differences in attendance levels, institutional selection, and current student benefit levels, making college free for everyone would almost certainly mean giving far more money to students from richer families than from poorer ones. Student benefit campaigners tend not to focus on these sorts of questions, instead preferring to gesture towards a supposed student debt issue to prove that those who attended college really are a hurting class needing higher benefits, like free college. There are some cases and sectors of college that could potentially leave you worse of than not going to college, but the reality remains that college graduates are generally on track for much better financial future than people who did not attend college. Giving extra money to a class of well off people without securing any extra benefit to poor and working class people who so often do not …show more content…
College having expenses doesn’t shut out the poorer population of people, but the lazier and less hard worker part of the population. If a person is truly hard working and dedicated they can make it through college, even with student loans and then get a job that will almost certainly help you pay off your student loan debts within a couple of years. If a person isn’t they might not go, because of the cost and if they end of going and fail a semester or a class they have to pay to take another one or a retake. This paying would hopefully motivate them to pass the class, which would make them more educated and hopefully they would pick up some good work habits for the future. Now if college is free, there isn’t any real motivation to push students to do their best, because if they fail they can just take it again without any costs, and if they have living and food grants they are using the university 's money without educating themselves. That’s just a little bad side of making college free, the university also suffers from this a great deal. This is because they aren’t receiving as large of an income as before, therefore they cannot to afford to employ as many people and pay the employees as much. By having college expenses these universities can afford all their employees, which

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