01Jan 2019


  • Fulbright Scholar and Graduate Student in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, College of Education, University of Missouri-Columbia USA.
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Due to the increase in tuition, when choosing a university to studying the US, costs are becoming a serious problem. The average cost of higher education in the US in 2016-2017 ranged from $9,700 for public four-year institutions to $33,500 for private four-year institutions, and this price is getting increased annually. Indeed, afterWorld War II when the GI bill was introduced to the public for the purpose of making more accessible higher education to war veterans, the college attendance also rose rapidly. As a result of the dramatic increase in the student body at colleges and universities, the tuition in higher education was also changed. But the real change in higher education cost occurred when the value, quality, and quantity of higher education increased, and eventually, this transformation uprooted the long-lasting free tuition higher education in the United States. The findings of this paper demonstrate that the high cost of college attendance led many students out of colleges from the beginning and left hundreds and thousands of students with incompleteeducational degrees. For this reason, the current paper aims to provide an answer to the question that how and why the tuition increased in higher education in the US after World War II. The article is prepared by a desk study using a variety of presently available researches, papers, and data related to students? tuition, accommodation cost, and loans.

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[Hamidullah Bamik. (2019); HOW AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION SHIFTED FROM FREE TO BACKBREAKING TUITION ENTERPRISE. Int. J. of Adv. Res. (1). 114-120] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Hamidullah Bamik
University of Missouri-Columbia


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/8303       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/8303

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