Stop Tuition Increases at Temple University

Target: John Francescone, Director of Finance and Administration  at Temple University

Goal: Stop raising Temple University tuition.

Today, it is nearly impossible to get a decent job without a college degree, yet less and less people are able to afford a college education. Tuition at Temple University has increased by $1,722 in the last year alone, and more so in previous years. In a city as economically burdened as Philadelphia, it is ridiculous to assume that students from the area can afford this tuition increase. Also, the extra money going into the university could be much better used to improve the city of Philadelphia. If every Temple student put that $1,722 towards the city instead of towards tuition, the city of Philadelphia could benefit greatly.

Also, Philadelphia needs educated youth in order to have a successful future. If students don’t attend college because they can’t afford it, they won’t get good jobs and thus won’t be able to afford to send their own children to attend college. This vicious cycle is only going to further depreciate Philadelphia’s economy. If a college education was less expensive, more people would be able to earn degrees, get jobs, and help stimulate Philadelphia’s economy.

Temple University is one of Philadelphia’s largest state universities. In order to not only gain more students but also act as an example for other Philadelphia schools, it is imperative for Temple to stop increasing tuition.


Dear John Francescone,

It is imperative that we stop raising tuition for Temple students. Not only is this going to decrease the amount of students enrolling in college, but it will also increase the number of students who will drop out before receiving a degree. This is going to result in people without jobs who will not be able to send their own children to college, resulting in a vicious cycle. This cycle will inevitably depreciate the Philadelphia economy.

The crime rate in Philadelphia is rather high, and increasing Temple’s tuition will not help this. If students are unable to afford college, it is likely that they will not be able to land a decent job. This is only going to result in Philadelphia youth turning to alternative ways of receiving money, such as involving themselves in the illegal drug industry. Raising Temple’s tuition thus will not only result in less children attending school, but also an overall increase in crime in the city of Philadelphia.

If you want to keep Philadelphia and the smaller community of Temple University safe and thriving, it is necessary that you stop tuition increases immediately.


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