12 hours ago
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Kid at the University
My kid has her orientation session at the university on Monday. She is very much ready to be out of this town and in the university, so this is good news.
Also, though, we got the tuition statement this week. Holy hell, y'all. Four years at this university -- which is a state university -- will run in the neighborhood of ninety thousand dollars.
She's got a scholarship for some of it, and I get a 40% discount on the tuition (due to working in the state university system), but how would anyone who didn't have these things afford a four year degree?
"Loans" seem to be the answer the university itself is pushing. Nearly a hundred thousand dollars in loans for an undergraduate degree? That's the answer?
When I was at university, back in the eighties, my tuition was less than five hundred dollars a semester at a state university.