Should universities be free to set their fee levels as they choose?

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    Precious Williamsposted 8 years ago

    Universities are arguing that they do not receive sufficient funding and they should be allowed to set their fees as they want. Critics believe that this would discriminate against those on lower incomes.  What do you think?

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If private universities - yes. If public, no.

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image89
      Jeff Berndtposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A private university can set any tuition or fee or room/board price that they want.
      A public university must take direction from the state that funds them.

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      ftch911posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      To some degree; I suppose they could. In my humble opinion the cost of education has gotten quite ridiculous; so any cost that can be saved for the student, should be.

    4. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If a University is only funded by State funding, then no.

      If the University is funded by private sources or private corporations, then they retain the right to increase their fees.

  2. leeberttea profile image53
    leebertteaposted 8 years ago

    No of course not! Education is a right and it should be free. Teachers should work for nothing because education is for the good of society. Anything that is for the good of society or good for the people should be provided for free so that we all my prosper.

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      Home Girlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There is a slight problem here: who is going to feed teachers? There is a good point though. I wish  education were at least MORE AFFORDABLE, please!

      1. leeberttea profile image53
        leebertteaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly. Why would anyone become a teacher? Why would anyone open a university?

      2. Alisha Sharma profile image60
        Alisha Sharmaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Education is our fundamental right and it must be affordable. So the fee should be reasonable.

    2. Rafini profile image87
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this
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    muneer ahmad shaiposted 8 years ago

    university fee is nominal when there is the proper affiliated board with the govt.too much fee is not the ranking honor for study levels.

  4. zrichards profile image61
    zrichardsposted 8 years ago

    As a current student of a public university I believe that all colleges should be able to set their own fees, and technically they do... even public universities. I get charged tuition and then there's this thing called segregated fees. This fee is much lower (around a couple hundred dollars per semester), and goes to support the university in non-academic ways such as building a new sports complex. No one likes seg fees, but the university is much better off with them since they can greatly enhance a student's experience. With that said, students get to vote on whether seg fees should be increased for a specific project so the university can't just raise them to whatever they want.

    Many people argue for free college and free education. While this would be great, it would fail miserably. I think this theory is synonymous with communism; great in theory, but doesn't work. In order to attract the best students schools need the best professors, and in order to attract the best professors schools need the best resources, and in order to get the best resources schools need the best funding. To complete this loop you get funding from the students and everybody is happy. It may seem sad, but quality of education can be directly correlated to money.

  5. Evan G Rogers profile image73
    Evan G Rogersposted 8 years ago

    ... of course?

  6. Flightkeeper profile image71
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    If you want to lower the fees, either lower the salaries that the professors/teachers get paid or get rid of subjects or departments.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    What do you suggest they get rid of?

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Poly sci and business ethics.  Neither seems to do much good.

  8. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    Universities would be free to set their fees if they capped salaries within a decent range.

  9. rasenstars1 profile image60
    rasenstars1posted 8 years ago

    I go to a private University. I love my school, and the price is lower than others in my area. While I would love for prices to go down, I enjoy my campus. I gladly pay for good quality teachers, and a good campus.


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