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I am absolutely certain that taxpayers funding federal aid to college students during extremely hard economic times will find these bloated tuition costs refreshing more than any other school's.
Every bit as much as the federal aid we are providing to students from Haiti or other foreign nations 100% free of charge.
college students will not need any dating sites with all the frats and soroties wtf? over
And, yes, I agree that $57,000 is bloated BUT if you're going to be a dr., graduating from a school like UVA means you're much more likely to get into a good med school and that tuition is probably worth every penny. For the average college student, I don't necessarily think it's worth paying out of state tuition...period. And, I'll stand by the fact that many of these price tags are still MUCH lower than a private education. And, if you have the money and live in a state like WV, paying out of state tuition to go to a school like UVA may very well be worth it.
Just saying I think University of Idaho should be in the Top 5. As an out of state student I pay roughly $10,000 a YEAR for full-time tuition (with Pell Grant of $ 5,500) and approximately $4,000 in housing and food. So total that is
around $14,000 with Grant and $19,500 without. So that is about $18,000-$12,000 less and It has a great business program, which admittedly I am a finance/accounting major, but a lot of companies only hire U of I grads out of the schools IBC program. Just saying.
Also, you have to consider that many of these schools (like Uva and William and Mary, UNC, etc) offer education at almost the same standards of Ivy League schools. Comparatively, it's far cheaper to pay out of state tuition to go to W&M vs. private school tuition to Harvard or Yale. Don't forget that state schools are subsidized by the state's residents so out of state students have not paid taxes towards the increasing price tag of college education. That money then comes out of the student's pocket. So, yes, the prices to seem bloated but not really because state residents pay taxes and they aren't bloated at all in comparison to other private schools.
We are very proud of all our state universities here in North Carolina. Would love to see our flagship school, UNC Chapel Hill, and all of our state colleges raise our out of state tuition! We provide a wonderful education to out of state students at a "deal" , but lets start letting more of our instate kids in! Give them the deal!
20+k a year for college? And how many of those hundreds of majors will wind them up with a job that will pay back those student loans? 2-1 odds that over half will land them a job that pays less for at least five years than their student loans and it won't even be in their field of study. Exactly how many positions are there in the real world for comparative literature, or (add your ethnicity of choice here) studies anyway?
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