The Pros And Cons Of Debt-Free College

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Debt-free college and other forms of this plan are not the answer to making college both affordable and of the same value. Since 2004, the average price for a four year, public college has risen by 42% ("Clinton 's"). The price for a four year, community college has grown by 28% (“Clinton’s”). A debt-free tuition means the cost of college is manageable without having to take out a loan (Kelly). You have a new plan, “New College Compact,” to spend $350 billion over ten years to decrease the amount of college (Kelly). Because the price on college is so high, politicians have gone about decreasing tuitions, but this is not the best way to do it. There are positives to debt-free college plans, but the negatives outweigh all the pros. One extremely…show more content…
Starting in the 1990’s, the U.K. had tuition free of pay, but over time, student demand rose causing the government to include fees (Kelly). These fees have been raised to the maximum and there has even been a student-loan program created to help pay for the tuitions (Kelly). If this plan for college failed in the United Kingdom, then why would it work in America. There are so many cons to these college plans which hurt both the taxpayer and the student. What is best for America is to not put these plans in…show more content…
One way to help pay for college is to get a scholarship (“How to”). You can usually begin looking for scholarships as soon as your Junior year in high school (“How to”). Most scholarships are gotten as a merit scholarship (“How to”). A merit scholarship is given to those who demonstrate excellence in a specific area, usually academic or athletic (“How to”). Athletic scholarships are given to top-notch athletes by universities to recruit them for their athletic teams (“How to”). Scholarships are not the only way to save money on college; in fact, you can also save money by getting a job or a paid internship (“How to”). Working part-time over the summers and during the school year is a great way to not go broke when paying for college (“How to”). All you need to remember, when working, is that you need to save the money you make (“How to”). It is never too early to start saving up for college or to get a job. If possible, it is always nice to obtain a college internship, especially a paid one (“How to”). With an internship, you can earn college credit, money, and work experience all at the same time (“How to”). Unless we want our colleges to be debt-free, which is what ruined the United Kingdom, to be paid by taxes, and of a decreasing value, then we need to change our ways of thinking and say “No” to discounted
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