I was reading an article yesterday on the debate to lower tuition fees and it got me to thinking, "How can this debate actually be solved?" I haven't given this a tremendous amount of thought about this experiment, but I want some debate on whether or not you think this would be a 'good' idea. Here goes. Essentially my thought experiment is on the effect of rewarding post-secondary students with free education based on their grades. My plan would go a little something like this. The price of a single class at my university is $470 and we operate on a 9-point GPA scale. What would you think of a student's tuition payment based on their GPA in each individual class. Example: A+: student pays $0 for the class A: student pays $100 for the class ... ... ... B-: student pays full price ($470) for the class ... ... ... ... F: student pays $900 for the class Do you think this would be enough of an incentive to make students try harder to get better grades? Will students cheat more? Would this give less privileged but equally intelligent youth the ability to get a university education? Policy initiative problems (if government tried to mandate it, PS I live in Canada)? etc... All comments (criticizing or praising) are welcome.