Another point in favor or legacy admissions that has been raised pertains to the issue that donations help to reduce the tuition fees of the candidates and thus makes it affordable to those who cannot manage the exceptionally high levels of fees. However, the financial system has provided for several options to such students who have the desire to study but are prohibited from pursuing their dreams on account of financial constraints. Such students can access the education loans which are available at concessional rates to the students and can be repaid after the students have completed their course and are in employment. This is a valuable option rather than taking legacy admissions as this process assures that the most deserved are given the opportunity to be a part of the college and through their potential and capabilities, they can overcome the barriers of financial constraints with the help of the financial system and the Governments at large.
Though legacy admissions do not strictly come under the category of discrimination, it is a form of discrimination wherein the privileged ones are imparted education while the under-privileged yearn to be a part of it. Accordingly, several institutions like Texas A&M have done away with the concept of legacy admissions so as to promote fairness in the selection process and select the meritorious candidates only where merit is a function of the student’s qualities and talents on an individual basis rather than being dependent on luck factors of being born into an affluent family. As discrimination practices spoil the well being and the community feeling of the society, discrimination on the basis of inheritance create a thin yet powerful line of separation in the society and also promotes inequality wherein the privileged enjoy all the privileges (irrespective of whether they deserve it or not) while the under-privileged remain trapped in the vicious circle of modest means and aspire to come out of the vicious circle. Education is a powerful tool that empowers the society and equips them with the potential to do away with their problems for a better and happier future.