Jul 27, 2016 12:24 PM EDT
Free University Tuition A Possibility, Should Hilary Clinton Be The President In The United States?
Recently, Hillary Clinton has adopted the Bernie Sanders style of policies. Clinton has created policies that appealed to her followers and that included free public tuition to several state universities. But some are skeptical about Clinton's plans for free university tuition.
The question of free university tuition under Hillary Clinton's program is questionable for some. Last week, the presidential candidate announced regrading her plan to make sure studying in a university will be free for some students. In her plan, students that come from families that only earn less than $85,000 per year would be eligible for the free university tuition. The former secretary of state's plan to enable tuition-free education at public universities would ease the burden on lower income families.
Currently, students would need to work about 10 hours at a minimum every week in order to pay for the cost of living expenses necessary at a university. According to BBC, universities are continuously being asked to create measures to control costs and improve graduation rates. Clinton's plan also includes cutting the amount of existing and future debt for students who are attending private or out of state schools and universities.
The United States has already reportedly accumulated almost a trillion dollars in student debt. Clinton's dream for the country's education system will mirror that of European countries like Germany, Norway and Scotland. In these countries, a free university is already a reality.
Clinton's campaign will cost around $350 billion at federal levels while the rest of the states would have to cover the remaining cost that would be around tens of billions. States would need to contribute to their respective universities in order to receive funding.
The rising cost of schools and universities in the United States has impacted many American families and each state is still recovering slowly from the great recession. Check out the Youtube video below regarding Hillary's action plan:
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