Write an essay that argues your opinion on the question, “Should college tuition be free?”

Your thesis statement must assert more than “College tuition should/not be free;” it must include at least one reason why or otherwise narrow or specify your argument.

For example, you could explore arguments like those listed below:

  • As long as the funding model for colleges remains based on student enrollment, college tuition should be free.
  • College tuition should not be free because some students might take their coursework less seriously if they aren’t personally invested.
  • Instead of making college free for everyone, tuition should be calculated on a sliding scale based on family or individual income. This would result in more equitable access.
  • If college was tuition-free, students might be more likely to take risks and choose degrees based on interests rather than total cost.
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