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Ben asked in Education & ReferenceStudying Abroad · 2 months ago

Is one reason there is tuition and student fees at universities because using all the tax money isn't enough for that university?

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  • ron h
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    2 months ago

    During the "great recession" many states tax income decreased and legislatures cut state funding for "higher education," meaning student tuition and fees were increased. With the recovery of the last 7 or 8 years, a lot of states have not restored funding, so student costs are still high.  (A lot of personnel costs are to high in universities-prof's teaching one or two classes and making a lot of money, BUT GA's who sometimes do the real classroom work make almost nothing. )

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  • Lili
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    2 months ago

    Well, at public universities, how much tax money a school gets is determined by the state legislature.  It's never enough, and universities are VERY expensive to run, so they have to charge tuition and other fees.

    Private universities don't get tax money from state legislatures, so they are even more expensive. HOWEVER, they tend to have much more financial aid available.  At Harvard, for example, if your family income is below a certain level, you can attend for free.

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