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A recurring trend here has been the mention that making a school tuition free will result in lazy unmotivated students. It doesn't seem that this would necessarily be the case for the following reason:
Say a school has a certain capacity of undergraduates it can run through it's system in each year.
Eliminating tuition dramatically increases the acceptance rate vs offers extended which would result in too many students.
To maintain the numbers at the previous levels one would obviously then have to make fewer offers to more carefully picked people.
Theoretically the school then ends up with undergrads who are less likely to be 'lazy' to begin with and can always be kicked out if they develop 'lazy' habits.
Now the problem with this model is that schools are often not terribly good at discerning people who would be exemplary students from those who would be mediocre. This model seems to show that the emphasis would be placed...