tuition is held below equilibrium price, then the possibility of certain
situations being born because of such decision will have great effect on both the
state university as well as the students themselves. Reducing tuition means that state
universities will if not instantly then in the short run will incur a higher
influx of applicants who would be attracted by the low rate of education. Secondly, the normal space used to educate
students effectively will no longer prove to be productive. This means that class sizes at the
universities would be relatively larger, affecting student relations, security
and learning outcomes. Thirdly, the
university would have to make certain decisions regarding staffing, expansion
and resources, for example, to meet the additional needs created if tuition is
held below equilibrium price.
Additionally, measures would have to be taken to pause the accumulation
of addition of scholars to specific classes.
On the other hand, students will have difficulty taking the classes they
2. Using the above-mentioned situation,
education would not really be “equally accessible” as the rapid spike in
applicants then forces state universities to then must change the methods by
which applicants are filtered and admitted.
As an example, by increasing the standard grade point average some
students with certain grades that would have been considered suitable would now
not be allowed to enroll. Therefore,
creating diversity amongst the applicants there would be some who felt they
were unjustly judged and not given a fair opportunity should their enrollment
be rejected. Also, students who would
have desired to attend a university within the state they are originally from
due to their desire of being close to home, would now have to apply to different
university which is in another state or a community institute thus causing unbudgeted
expenses to their families as well as themselves. Another example would be that the university’s
dorm rooms, their food services programs and even the parking lot area which
are designated for both members of staff and student body will now be strained
beyond its normal threshold due to the high invasion that is not a part of its norm.