Governments should offer college and university education free of charge to all students.

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  • Piquenbauer
    University: Tianjin University
    Nationality: PRC
    September 13, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    With an increasing number of students admitted by colleges nowadays, someone offered an proposal that all students are supposed to be free of charge. This is an interesting and considerable idea, but it is not practical to implement.

     

    Actually, this proposal will allow more students to receive college education, especially those in poor financial condition. Students who suffer from poverty tend to find a job after graduating from high school, since the cost of college is considerable to those students in poor financial condition. If they are free of charge, some of them will not hesitate to choose college education. In most of our opinion, because they have received further education, they can get better jobs with higher salaries in the future.

     

    It sounds like a great idea, but it is implausible because governments cannot afford such expense. Not every government in our planet has enough money to be put into raising all college students. Officials are required to spend the finite income paid by citizens to more critical issues, including constructing fundamental facilities in the cities or villages, aiding elder people or people in disabilities and even spending to improve the education in primary schools or secondary schools. Thus, it will be impractical for governments to raise all colleges students who are already free of charge.

     

    Furthermore, even if some governments have enough income to raise those free-of-charge undergraduates, colleges will lose a considerable part of their income, leading to a worse education quality. Colleges need to get enough money to support their research. They need money to improve their facilities for research, making the college more competitive in scientific realm, and thus, attracting more competitive students with higher abilities. If all students are free of charge, colleges will find it hard to improve themselves in this area. Also, colleges will not have enough money to improve their hardware in the campus, decreasing the learning and living environment, and be less attractive to students.

     

    As the reasons listed above, although it is a good idea to make those students in poor financial situations less overwhelmed in the campus, it is not practical for governments to spend such considerable money into this issue. Colleges will also be short of money and be less competitive.