The economy is bad: Almost everyone is unemployed (or talking about it), companies are going bankrupt, college enrollment is dwindling, Wells Fargo is being racist, gas prices are still gas prices, and you can't even attempt to sneak on CATS anymore. (Trust me. I tried it and they're just not having it.)
True, funds may be tight, but who said "nothing in life is free"? If you want to learn Spanish at no cost you may be in luck! Look, don't be picky.