can´t afford the excessive costs of attending university because tuitions are excessive, there are very few scholarships and interest rates of student loans are the legal equivalent to usury.
Nowadays Education is a current issue in Chile. Students ( from public universities and secondaries schools) are demonstrating against Education statuo quo: they want non profit tertiary education and equal accessability to all. However, the right wing chilean government is not giving an inch in favour of students' claims. Well, maybe just a little. Nevertheless, this is an interesting debate which is happening now in Chile and nobody is fully aware of how both sides will work out this issue.