College tuition has always been an issue for most people in the United States. Over the years, college has become more important than ever to get a decent job and make a decent living. That’s why I think the next president should focus on finding ways to lower college tuition or enable free college altogether. But there is no such thing as having “free” college because someone will be paying for people to go to school. Mentioned in The New York Times, one of the ways college tuition is growing is because colleges are adding several new random electives to show that they are diverse and helps allow people to get their credits, but in reality it is costing a lot for the teachers and supplies. It would be better to eliminate those classes all together to save money. Another reason it’s costing so much to go to college is tuition is rising faster than inflation which means that colleges are in need for a lot more money. For each college, their situation is a little different but most need to make lots of money for many different costs.
Some ways that could make lower tuition possible are raising taxes/creating an education tax, offering more scholarships and grants by colleges and the government, and eliminating student loans altogether etc. Raising taxes would allow colleges to earn more and allow them to charge students less to go to their schools. More scholarships and grants would give more students money that they need to allow them to have a higher chance of not being in as much college debt. Finally, eliminating student loans would prevent most people from being able to afford to go to college. This means more and more colleges would lose money so over time it would cause them to lower their prices so everyday people could afford to go to their school. College costs can affect people with long term debt and can hold them back and can ruin people’s lives. By ruining lives, I mean relationships and bank accounts. These are a few ideas that I would like to address because I believe that lowering college cost can benefit everyone and allow people to live the lives they want to live.