The argument for tuition-free college keith ellison april 14, 2016 it’s not a coincidence that some of the most important social programs in our government’s history have applied to all citizens, and not just to those struggling to make ends meet the united states has long been committed to educating all its people. In 1965, average tuition at a four-year public university was just $243 and many of the best colleges – including the city university of new york – did not charge any tuition at all the sanders plan would make tuition free at public colleges and universities throughout the country.
And, in certain states, such as california and new york, tuition was so low that college was practically free for much of the 20th century that is no longer the case in america, but free college is still a priority in many parts of the world.
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The atlanticcom published an article in jan 2014 that claimed the federal government would only have to spend “a mere $626 billion dollars” to make tuition at public colleges free for undergraduates in 2012.
Technically, you could say the additional cost of making college tuition free would be even cheaper than $626 billion how come because most pell grant money is already spent at public colleges in 2011 - 2012, state school students received $218 billion in grants so, if you subtract that from the total needed to completely eliminate tuition, it the sum would be closer to $40 billion.