History will remember President Biden at its inauguration urging unity in a deeply divided nation facing a furious pandemic, growing inequality, systemic racism and a climate crisis.

But sitting on a kitchen table in Philadelphia, a 13-year-old boy named Mogue Wisniewski, was not watching the ceremony in Washington. In a sign of the times, the seventh grade at the School Letter from the Academy of Philadelphia was watching the laptop of him, assisting remotely to the Mathematics class.

"I'm not interested in politics," he said earlier this week. When asked about Biden.

but from now on, maybe when he is a student at the university, he can remember this cold day of January that transformed his life when a new president, who has committed to be free of enrollment in public universities For families like Wisniewski's, they were swallowed.

The child and twin brother of him have already had their challenges, having been put in parenting care as babies. But they were adopted by Kristie Wisniewski, who values ​​education. She teaches GED classes to the prisoners.

but GED teaching in prisons does not make you rich.

In the day, Biden raised his right hand and put the left of him in a Bible, with his wife, Jill, a community university professor, to his side of him, university not It is affordable for many. A study conducted by the National University Achievement Network in 2019 estimated that in the 2017-18 school year, only 25 percent of four-year public schools were affordable for students who qualify for Pe Pell subsidies. Even with grants, student loans and working 20 hours a week, on average nationwide, $ 2,406 annually fell from the cost of enrollment and other expenses to go to college.

Despite enrollment in community universities is cheaper than a four-year university, the cost of life is the same. Less than half of the colleges of two years, 45 percent, were affordable. On average, the cost of serving them was $ 640 per year more than students can reasonably afford.

In Pennsylvania, where Wisniewskis live, the cost is an even greater obstacle to obtaining a higher education. If Mogue began to college, he would not find any public institution of four years in the state that are considered affordable. The cost of attending is an average of $ 9,630 per year more than low-income students could afford, even if they work, get subsidies and take loans.

On the first day of the Biden Administration, that is, reality in front of Wisniewskis and all other low-income students who expect to go to college.

For Mogue, which compensates for the income gap could mean having to take out more student loans than the average, Carrie Warick said the NCAN policy and the director of defocation. It is possible that such students have to borrow more than 31,000 maximums in federal student loans allowed university students. They may also have to eliminate more private loans of higher interest.

To your parents, many of whom do not earn enough to pay for loans, will have to borrow money to send their children to college. Much and other students may have to work more hours than they should, sacrificing time to sleep and study and actually complete college and graduate.

can, since many do it now, they do not have enough to eat or fight to eat pay a place to live.

or may decide that you can not afford to go to college at all.

It is impossible to say what will bring the next four years. But the reason why you can some day think that the inauguration of Biden changed his life is that Biden is proposing to change this image at the time of the millions of people, children his age are enough to go to college .

To be sure, there are many political obstacles so that Biden can make public colleges and universities free, as proposed, for students whose families earn $ 125,000 a year or less.

There is the cost of $ 1 billion in a decade, plus the opposition of some republicans, which argue that making schools depending to a large extent on tax dollars, instead of TUI

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