Monthly Archives: December 2014

Tuition-Free College Would Work Great At BYU-Idaho

As some people may know, Oregon had a measure nicknamed ‘Pay It Forward.’ It was a measure that would allow the state to incur debt in order to provide tuition-free college amongst its public universities and colleges. It was voted down by the majority of the state. While this is quite understandable, BYU-Idaho would have a very good chance at making it work. After some time, the school would not have any debt from it, but instead, would make a profit from it. This is because it’s a private college that is heavily funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Potentially, this kind of plan could make the university completely self-sufficient.

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Oregon's Tuition-Free College Plan Might Have Worked

Not that long ago, there was a finance plan Oregon had called ‘Pay It Forward.’ It would’ve cost $5 million to $20 million per year to allow 4,000 students to try it out. Oregon obviously has many more than that. But it definitely would’ve been interesting to see how it would’ve panned out. It seems like it would be too good to be true. To an extent, it is. But at the same time, it really isn’t. It was shot down before it had the chance to show anybody whether or not it would’ve worked.

I personally believe that it would have worked. It would’ve been really hard in the beginning, but, it would’ve worked out in the long run had there been donors to fund it.

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