Why not just go to a school that’s cheaper, or better yet, offers a full-ride scholarship? If you work hard enough, you can get a full ride somewhere, guaranteed. Plenty of schools, for example, offer National Merit scholarships.
On the other hand, why should people who barely study or get by in classes be able to drain taxpayer money? For high school, it makes sense — that’s a bare minimum education. But why should these people continue to be spoonfed throughout college?
College is a time of transition between childhood and adulthood. One thing that should be realized during this time is that life is not free. Tuition costs are a perfectly reasonable way to teach people this.
Another thing is that life is not fair and you need to learn how to make the best use of your resources. You might not be as well off as the wealthy kid that’s the son of a Fortune 500 CEO that went to Phillips Exeter and has been taught everything there is to know about getting into Harvard. However, you can find a different path in life that might lead you to a similar end.