Obama, free community college may not work By Michael B.
On Wednesday, January 3, the New York Times reported that Governor Cuomo was following the lead of Oregon and Tennessee and unveiling a proposal to make public college free to New York residents under a specific income level — with one twist. Unlike Oregon and Tennessee, which make a two-year education at the community college free, Governor Cuomo has expanded the concept to most four-year state schools in New York.
Free college — How fortunate for New York residents. Or should I say, how unfortunate? New York residents will now be able to flock in droves to institutions that are already overcrowded and produce dismal results.
The default rate on student loans at New York public universities and colleges was 9. And the completion rate at New York community colleges is only We will encourage students to attend a college where only a small amount of entering students earn a degree. You see, the cost of attendance as calculated by the school and regulated by the U.
Department of Education far outweighs tuition and includes room and board, transportation and more. Then, they will drop out and have a student loan — but no skills. Public education is funded primarily by property tax. So taxes will go up and all property owners — whether they have college-age children or not — will, in fact, pay for the free college.
No, let me reword that. They will pay for the free tuition while soon-to-be college dropouts use student loans. Colleges and universities are not allowed to limit student loan amounts.
If a student is eligible for a loan — whether they need it or not to cover tuition — they are allowed to borrow.
It also begs the question, is a college education worth it? College student persistence and success will decrease Free college has the potential to undermine persistence.
Currently, most colleges charge tuition when a student repeats a course. As in withdrawing from the class. But withdrawing from a class has financial ramifications.
At least until now.Free college is not a new idea, but, with higher education costs (and student loan debt) dominating public perception, it’s one that appeals to more and more people—including me. The national debate about free, public higher education is long overdue.
32 rows · To be eligible students must be an Oregon resident, enroll in a community college within six months of graduating from high school or passing a high school equivalency exam, have a high school grade point average of or higher, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The Case Against Free College The Case Against Free College. Without an overhaul of how we understand student benefits, making college free would boost the wealth of college attendees without any egalitarian gains.
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Why Free College is not a Good Idea! On Wednesday, January 3, the New York Times reported that Governor Cuomo was following the lead of Oregon and Tennessee and unveiling a proposal to make public college free to New York residents under a specific income level – with one twist. Unlike Oregon and Tennessee, which make a two-year education at the community college free, Governor Cuomo .