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(The New Republic)   New dorms have granite countertops, fire pits, and simulated golf courses. And you wonder why we're always complaining about the costs of college tuition   (newrepublic.com) divider line 11
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2013-09-19 12:50:53 PM  
5 votes:
I dont really see the problem with having people live in apartments vs traditional dorms.

Dont you usually end up paying an extra fee for that sort of amenity anyhow?

There is no way the dorm costs are whats driving tuition.
2013-09-19 12:47:51 PM  
3 votes:
This is like that one surfer dude who bought lobster with his SNAP allotment, right? They went out and found one private college with these amenities.
2013-09-19 12:53:35 PM  
2 votes:

sycraft: I do find it funny, working on a college campus. Students really do simultaneously complain about the increase in tuition costs, and then whine about wanting nicer facilities and services. Well kids, someone has to pay for that shiat and that some one is YOU (or your parents).


I recently graduated 2 years ago. It was the same there too. I chose to go to a state college, and sniffed out the cheapest rent/on campus living. I didn't care about a pool table or anything. I saved over 6K in loans just by that. With the excess loan money, I cut a check right back to government for the difference. There were students that I know who went out and bought 42" TV's. They just graduated. I can't wait to hear them complain about their ballooned bills.

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2013-09-19 12:48:04 PM  
2 votes:
I do find it funny, working on a college campus. Students really do simultaneously complain about the increase in tuition costs, and then whine about wanting nicer facilities and services. Well kids, someone has to pay for that shiat and that some one is YOU (or your parents).
2013-09-19 02:11:59 PM  
1 votes:
People should have nice things and nice lives.  You Americans want everybody living on beans in prisons.  :(
2013-09-19 01:46:45 PM  
1 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: This is like that one surfer dude who bought lobster with his SNAP allotment, right? They went out and found one private college with these amenities.


I can tell you that my alma mater, a state school, has dorms that are palatial compared to when I went there: it was 2 guys in a 12x12 concrete block hole. Hell, my brother's dorm 2 years later didn't even have A/C in Florida. The buildings are glorious and glamorous. The gym is beyond state-of-the art. The kids drive extremely expensive cars. Don't even get me started on the football stadium.

When they call and ask for money, I tell them to go to hell.
2013-09-19 01:42:19 PM  
1 votes:

sycraft: I do find it funny, working on a college campus. Students really do simultaneously complain about the increase in tuition costs, and then whine about wanting nicer facilities and services. Well kids, someone has to pay for that shiat and that some one is YOU (or your parents).


In college I only cared about:

Girls (access to hot girls)

Internet connection (and back then, I was one of he few that cared)

Healthy food
2013-09-19 01:32:31 PM  
1 votes:
In my town's college the expensive fancy dorms have lots of vacancies. The older dorms-- y'know, cinderblocks, dodgy bathrooms, tiny shared bedrooms-- are always full because they're priced reasonable.

I think a lot of this is colleges trying to bring in more rich students than they currently have.
2013-09-19 12:55:39 PM  
1 votes:
One of the dirty little secrets of American higher ed.   Campuses are built and rebuilt, with the money going to politically connected contractors. Most of the money spent does nothing to improve the quality of instruction.  The result is ever increasing tuition and mountains of student debt that can not be extinguished through bankruptcy even decades later.  Most of this stuff has very little to do with improving education.  Fact is that most kids really don't need the "college experience" of living on campus at all.

/Thanks Obama
2013-09-19 12:51:10 PM  
1 votes:
Student housing is generally entirely self-financed, and billed completely separately from tuition/education fees. If it is too expensive students have the option to live off campus.
2013-09-19 12:50:55 PM  
1 votes:
Tuition fees =/= room and board

/but, then again, things may have changed since the 90s...
 
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