I'm guessing the campus republicans have not a clue what it is like to live in poverty. Wish they could go live on an Indian reservation, or on the other side of the tracks in a predominantly Black or Latino impoverished neighborhood. When you live in poverty, there is no way to afford college. People are already working a few jobs just to make ends meet.
Here is a glimpse of tuition costs for UC Berkley 2011-2012.