Jul 29, 2016 08:12 AM EDT
Unhappy College Students: Should Tax Payers Pay For Their Tuition?
With the need to have a better financial hold on the country's education system, many are looking at the different phases necessary to pursue a free-tuition education program for all colleges and universities.
With the likes of Hillary Clinton and other democrats aiming for free tuition, a budget is necessary to make it happen. According to Bill Bennet, tax payers should not have to pay for unhappy college students.
Recently, University Herald reported on a batch of students called "Super Seniors." These super seniors would go beyond the four-year mark. Going at an average of six years before they graduate, citing often that they were unhappy with their choice or unhappy with the program itself.
According to Time, a proposed Department of Education rule is finalizing a rule that would ease higher education loan burdens. The new rule enables current and former students to sue their college if they think that they have been frauded by the system. But the colleges will not pay up in this rule. Instead, it is the American taxpayers who will shell out money for billions of dollars in student loans.
With the Department of Education's change in policy and Clinton's aim for a better investment in American education, analysts are already calculating the billions of dollars necessary to make this happen.
Allegations of fraud are not uncommon in higher education. Students felt duped by the glossy pictures that promises a world class education but was only provided an average or less than so program. Some students leave these colleges and many have not graduated at all. They saw a future with measly job prospects and a huge amount of debt waiting for them.
The new rule would open up colleges and universities to a mountain of lawsuits. With many students struggling to make ends meet after graduating, have not graduated or left school prematurely, it is not yet known if the new rule would be beneficial to the education system or the university sectors as a whole.
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