Freely admitting I am not sure on the details. I would guess that it's probably a good thing.
Almost every time the government becomes involved (in what should be the free market) prices tend to escalate and the return on your investment is reduced.
@BrendanD19 That's great, that's what they should do. Then, if some other college is more affordable people will go to that one, if they can't afford the more expensive one. This is called competition and it's a good thing.
@Heterodox You do realize we are talking about public colleges which are funded by the state and supposed to be affordable for everyone? Furthermore the idea that you can just look for a cheaper school is not really working because tuition is increasing everywhere! Public and Private, tuition is now sky high!
@BrendanD19, You are right, tuition is very high. I wonder if there is a relationship to the rising costs of tuition and government funding. I would be willing to be there is. Because it removes competition, it basically sets a bottom line, where as otherwise the bottom line would be the businesses going out of business.
SMH. No its because public colleges have to raise tuition to offset costs because states have been cutting funding over the last 20 years.
Do you understand the difference between public colleges and private colleges?
@BrendanD19 Oh, don't get me wrong. I also believe that a large amount of the increase is because of an increase in demand. Too many people want to go to college and are willing because a lot of them don't have to pay for it, the government will.
The Demand has increased for college education because the demand for college graduates has increased from businesses. This is happening at the same time states have been cutting funding for state colleges. I think you can see the obvious result of this.
@BrendanD19 So, you are saying more people are going to college because more businesses are requiring a college education and not because it's far more accessible for people to go to college (via subsidies/taxes (state and federal))?