first off, let me explain: so here in austria, studying is free for anyone who is qualified through high school or a specific exam.
the downsides are clear:
A LOT of people study since they are bored or just wanna have a nice time. you receive financial aid for studying, so if your courses arent taking you more than twice as long as supposed, your normally not in problems.
because soo much people enter, courses get more and more difficult. its obvious, if you got 1000 people battle for good grades instead of 500, you can raise the overall level and you will still have the same number of people receiving good grades.
the advantages are also clear:
everyone, also people from poorer regions/families can study on a university which has a good name in europe.
with the financial aid, you normally wont have to work besides and finish the courses in close-to-supposed times.
SO THE US???
well honestly, how does it work? the costs for a freaking semester are immense. ok, its depending on the "image" and quality of the university, but from what i heard, spending like 10000 $ per semester isnt a big deal, rite?
to earn 10000 $ beside university yourself seems unreal, i mean honestly, why would you study if you can earn ~2000 $ per month part-time?
from what i heard/what i think it only can be parents. but i dunno if alot of parents have 100000 $ per child to send them to university. they got to pay houses, cars, insurances, nutrition, energy and so on.
with all that i have to ask: are only
1. spoiled rich kids &
2. kids with scholarships or
3. people making debts like hell
on american universities?????