It was the institution of Financial Aid that made college so expensive to begin with. College used to be very affordable, even to those who were poor. But you see, when the government created a plan to give students pretty much as much money as they "need" for college, all the colleges then raised their tuition. Taxing your country isn't the answer to higher education. What you could do instead is get rid of the ridiculous notion that every single profession requires a school to provide you a piece of paper that says you are qualified. We should promote self eduction, and if you can prove you are qualified in the field, you should get hired. This doesn't imply to all professions, of course. But we here in America have some of the most absurd college courses. Creative writing? Liberal arts? Folklore and Mythology? Yes, that last one if actually a Harvard major. Why do you need a college degree for these things? Ohh, that's right, you don't. It is not the burden of one to pay for another because a government deems its necessary. What if a person decides to not go to college? Is it fair his/her family had to pay taxes to send another family's child to college? College isn't for everyone. And it definitely isn't needed as much as we think it is.