In the coming weeks, a bill that has gained attention in the state legislature will be introduced to the General Assembly.
This bill would free up hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for education, according to several Democrats and Republicans who spoke on the phone with HuffPost.
The legislation would eliminate most fees and fees for private colleges, which are now required to provide financial aid for students.
In fact, many colleges, including the University of California-Berkeley, the University at Buffalo and the University-Wilmington, would see an increase in their financial aid packages.
But what about public colleges?
Many colleges, like Harvard University, would still be required to make payments for students to attend.
In a statement, the university said it is “committed to ensuring access to a quality education for all students.”
That’s the way it should be.
Public colleges are not the same as private ones.
The public colleges, known as public colleges or public universities, are not private institutions.
They operate under the same rules and accredit them to the same standards.
But unlike private institutions, they also have to follow certain rules, including providing financial aid to students and avoiding predatory lending practices.
Here are a few of the ways that public colleges might not be so free of financial obligation.
How many students would attend?
A public college would not necessarily enroll students from all of its campuses, but it would need to make sure students at each campus get the same level of support.
According to a study released by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, the average public college student spends more than $10,000 per year on their education.
The federal government estimates that, by 2060, public colleges will have to offer nearly $3 trillion in tuition relief.
It’s unclear how much this relief would cost.
Public schools would also have fewer students, but fewer students would be able to afford tuition.
Many public schools have to pay students in-state tuition.
This is where some students would likely end up after the bill passes, said Chris Weltman, executive director of the National Association of Scholars.
“It’s a lot of money, but that money would be more or less a fraction of the overall costs that public schools are already paying,” he said.
In the end, most students would end up at the private colleges and not at the public ones.
What would they pay?
According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, public college tuition costs are currently $1,542 per credit hour.
That’s more than double what the average private college student pays.
But a bill eliminating fees would free students to pay more.
According a survey of more than 1,000 students by the American Council on Education, less than 20 percent of public college students said they would pay more money if their tuition was not waived.
“If tuition is waived, there will be fewer students in the system,” said the study’s author, Robert Shrum, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Public college students have a $2,000 maximum Pell Grant per year, but the bill would raise that by more than a half.
So if public schools eliminated fees, students would have to wait a lot longer to enroll in college.
“We are going to see the number of students who are in public higher education decline substantially in the coming years,” Weltmann said.
“I don’t think we will see the kind of significant increase in students coming out of the system who are able to earn their degrees and be employed.”
A bill that eliminates fees is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate Education Committee this week.
But it could be difficult to get enough support to pass, because Republicans and Democrats are not in agreement on how to fund the bill.
The bill will likely face opposition from some Democrats, but most Republicans are on board with it.
According the Center’s analysis, only 32 percent of the American public supports abolishing tuition at public colleges.
If the bill does pass, the number could increase to about 40 percent.
Why are there concerns about the bill’s impact on college affordability?
Some people who attended private colleges or did not pay tuition might be able pay for college without any financial aid.
“When I was a student, I remember the price of a degree was so high, that I would take out a loan,” said Kaitlyn Ollison, a graduate of the University in South Carolina and a recent Harvard graduate.
“The money you paid out of pocket was often not enough for college.
So I would have more financial aid and I would be paying more than my parents and I didn’t have to worry about the cost of housing and food.
That could have been a good thing.”
That said, many students are still struggling financially because of rising tuition costs.
The National Center for Education Statistics found that median household income for families with a college degree in 2015 was $58,921, and the average amount students borrowed was $22,851. This