There is a
growing movement in the United States toward making college free for everyone.
There are already countries around the world, like Spain, France, and Sweden,
that not only offer free tuition for their citizens, but for some, they also offer
free tuition for international students (a la those from the United States.)
was free, it would expand education access to those who previous had no access
because of monetary limitations. More people would be exposed to higher
learning opportunities and thus that would lead to a country that would benefit
economically and socially due to the more educated population. I’m not saying
everyone would want to give college a go, but for those who do – it would be
available to them at no cost.
that lingering college debt from student tuition loans? Gone. Not only would
this lessen any future stress of trying to pay off student loans, but also free
up that money to pay for other things like other bills and/or vacations and
things for yourself.
also mean that the loaners would not rake in as much money due to the not
collecting the extra money from interest on those loans. If they make less
money, would that mean fewer jobs in that sector or lower salary expectations
cases, the lack of a college education has not impeded the success of
individuals in the workforce. People such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates
never finished college and they are currently a couple of the most successful
and rich men in the U.S.
to consider: Will not paying for college keep the younger generation from being
money savvy? Would private colleges take a fall? Would free college allow you
to explore what you’d like to major in more freely? Elementary and high school
is free – why not college? Will schools become over populated? Will students
take it for granted?
All of these
options are points to consider. So what is your take? Let us know in the comments.