Some people think it is reasonable for college students to pay the tuition for their higher education. They have got several reasons for that, one of which is that universities lack the funds to operate properly. In the past, only the government financed the universities, and the funds were rather limited. Without sufficient funds, universities cannot develop healthily. The second reason is that college education should not be free, and most families can afford the tuition. When the students pay for their education, they will value their time and work harder at the university.
Other people argue against that because they think university education should be free of charge in China. And many students come from poor families in remote areas or mountain regions. When the tuition is required, these students will lose the chance to enter a university due to the lack of money.
My opinion is that all the students should be required to pay university tuition, but the amount should be reasonable and can be accepted by most of the parents. And the poor students should be subsidized or be given a chance to borrow a loan. In this way, the poor students can study at university, and the university can get certain amount of funds to develop further.