Should College Education Be Free Essay

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To what extent should public college education be free?

Education plays an extremely large role in American contemporary society; parents put their kids education before almost anything. However, when education starts to cost parents a small fortune, they start to reconsider if it’s really worth it. Although it is extremely important for people to be educated, it would be an impossible feat to have everyone go to college free; however it is imperative to make education free until college.

The main reason students decide to go to college is to get a “good job” and make a lot of money. According to the writers of, kids who go to college make about $1,100 a week where the worker with just a diploma makes a mere $638 a week. If you look at those numbers on a yearly salary, the person with the college education is making about $24,000 more than
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So although you are not directly giving your money to the colleges, you still would be. Another thing people don’t take into account is that even though college would be free, not everyone would be able to go because there isn’t enough space at colleges for everyone to go. The only foreseeable benefit of free college would be that it would be more selective and the people with true potential could go and even that can be done without making college free. Colleges want to get people who are smart and work hard to come study at their university which is why they give scholarships to students who show these qualities. Also the U.S. Department of Education gives an estimated $46 billion in grants and scholarships in order to make college more affordable. Aside from just the government giving out financial aid, individual colleges as well as private organizations offer scholarships and grants to help students get through college debt free. The classic stigma that only the rich people go to college does not need to exist as long as the low income students perform

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