Dear Future President,
College is getting more and more expensive for families to pay each year. Colleges need to consider the cost of tuition for families who cannot afford the price. Colleges have two different prices, one for US residents and one for nonresidents. Western Michigan University and University of Michigan are both public colleges, but Michigan is more expensive.
Colleges charge their students money every credit per hour. For example Western Michigan University is charging the students in the business college is charging full time students $6,513 flat rate for 12 to 15 credits. University of Michigan charges their full time students (12-18 credit hours) $9,465. I understand that Michigan is a Division 1 school, but they charge their students $3,000 dollars more for the same degree they can get at Western Michigan University.
Colleges make nonresidents pay more money for their education than residents do. For a nonresident undergraduate at Western Michigan University, they have to pay a $12,964 flat rate for 12 to 15 credits and a nonresident undergraduate at University of Michigan, they have to pay a $25,673 per credit hour. Nonresidents have to pay $16,208 dollars more at Michigan than residents do and for Western the nonresidents have to pay $6,415 more.
College is important to everyone. If the prince is too high, people won’t go to college. If people don’t go to college, the country will lose important jobs and the employment rate will go down. People take time off from schooling, but usually when people take time from school they don’t go back. Colleges should lower their tuition because some families can’t afford college for their children.