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An unethical surcharge

First off, I applaud Eric Johnson’s letter in the Nov. 16 edition of The Daily Iowan. I think most would agree that there is a fine line when it comes to increased student tuition and fees. I think most would also agree that the UI has crossed it.

Students at this university are already forced to deal with well-above-average tuition hikes on an annual basis. This alone is enough to make every UI student want to tear her or his hair out every first week of August.

In my opinion, this brings to surface the following question: How do these people sleep at night?
College students are, of all people, the least prepared and least able group of people to dig into their wallets and purses for a spare $100. It just isn’t there.

Oh well, just load it on to your student loan, right? Wrong.

People who subscribe to the school of thought that says students won’t notice or care as much because they can just tack it on to the debt that they will be paying off for the next umpteen years need to rethink their ethical priorities.

Tyler Mehrl
UI junior

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