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Germany Fully Abolishes Tuition Fees!

3 OCT 2014
Career Path : Education News

Germany Abolishes Tuition

Positive news for any student soon to be entering higher education. Think Progress just reported that Germany’s Lower Saxony has become the last German state to abolish tuition fees. The country only began charging for tuition in 2006, and at that, the fees were minimal. However, after recent discussion between education officials, tuition has been banned because it discourages students who are not from academic or wealthy families to attend universities. Political figures in Germany have recently called tuition “unjust”.

This motion is common throughout all of Europe, with an exception being the U.K, whose tuition costs are very similar to the U.S. and Canada. Right now, student tuition debt in the U.S. is at 1.2 trillion dollars, and is the country’s second highest form of consumer debt.

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