Many people would argue that the cost of attending a college or university is outrageously high. Some would debate this claim. In an article an organization explains how one Maine school has significantly cut the cost of tuition for students who attend Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. They due through the dual credit college program that allows students to receive early credits in high school that will be transferred to the college. It also offers summer courses and extra credit courses that will shave off a year. Instead of students earning a bachelor’s in the traditional four years of classes, they can do achieve the same goal in three years. That estimates to $30,000.
Another beneficial outcome is lower student debt. The program serves as a reform to the education system. Cost is the number one reason students do not attend college which is why this program is so great. Education cost is a big issue that is currently affecting people everywhere. This program opens up doors to a large population of people. People could argue that it is a waste of time and it too experimental. They could claim not enough students would not be willing to sign up for and attend summer and extra credit courses.
There are many viewpoints that apply to the idea of adopting the program. At the end of the day, I support it and I feel as if more colleges and universities should partake in it.