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Running head: ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY Should The Canadian Government Pay The Tuition For All Students’ Post-Secondary Education? Name School or Institution Name 1
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ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY Should The Canadian Government Pay The Tuition For All Students’ Post-Secondary Education? The post-secondary education fees in Canada have been on a steady increase in the last several years. Every academic year, academic institutions offering post-secondary education has been setting record high fees only to break them the following. The rate at which the institutions are hiking school files can be likened to rising global temperature. Students in Canada are now demanding the free education policy although they are not vocally protesting for it (Alini, 2018). The Canadian frees structure is burdens the students with heaps of debts in school fees and at the same time, the high cost of tuition is also inequitable because it poses a substantial barrier of entry for students from poor backgrounds. In the period between the early 1990s and 2012-13 academic year, the national average fee structure for post-secondary education nearly increased by three times the initial amount. During the 1990-91 school year, the national average fees structure was about $1, 464 an equivalent $ 2, 243in 2013 due to rising inflation over the years (Rushowy, 2016). However, in 2013, the average fees structure had reached $6,610 and continues to increase up to date. Additionally, students are also expected to pay an increasing number of mandatory fees that cater for services that range from sports to health. Such fees add another $ 880 fee burden every year especially for students pursuing undergraduate studies. Statistical data for the academic year 2018-19 are yet to be established but there is a high propensity that the cost of tuition has increased as it has been doing in the last 28 years (Alini, 2018). Students pursuing undergraduate tuition in medicine paid $14, 444 tuitions for undergraduate studies for the school year 2017-18 while those studying law paid a total of $13, 462 a year. 2
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ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY As the tuitions continue to rise, students have turned their focus on student loans to provide funds for their education (Yelland, 2015). They are refusing to become discouraged by the high cost of education. Evidence shows that the average debt burden of a University graduate in Canada can be estimated to be around $27, 000.At least 20 per cent of bachelor’s degree holder graduate with more than $25, 000 in debt arrears. The current job market in Canada is no longer considered as the gateway to a well-paying job, especially for individuals aged less than 40 years old (Rushowy, 2016).
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  • Winter '18
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  • Secondary education, College tuition

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