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2022-09-25 6:50:25 AM  
Missing from the article is how universities classify everyone they can as out-of-state and hope the student doesn't appeal.  Georgia classified me as out-of-state even though I'd lived and taught in Georgia public schools for two years.  /csb
 
2022-09-25 7:58:45 AM  
Tuition should be fee
Books too
 
2022-09-25 8:08:20 AM  

LordBeavis: Missing from the article is how universities classify everyone they can as out-of-state and hope the student doesn't appeal.  Georgia classified me as out-of-state even though I'd lived and taught in Georgia public schools for two years.  /csb


Yeah, I know that game. I had a friend who was a military brat. He graduated from a Georgia high school, but the Georgia Regents said his real residence was Dad's home base (I think it was California). He was classified out-of-state for two full years even though he had moved out, registered to vote, and had a valid Georgia DL.
 
2022-09-25 8:09:18 AM  

vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too


Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.
 
2022-09-25 8:32:17 AM  

FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.


Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.
 
2022-09-25 8:36:11 AM  
LOL. I live in Ohio and my son is currently at Purdue. Not only was it his first choice school, it was also the least expensive of the six he applied/got accepted to. The two in state schools, tOSU and Miami(OH) gave way less grants/scholarships/aid. In fact, two other out of states were also cheaper, and private (Vanderbilt and Notre Dame).

/ My nephew ended up going to Miami a year later and got much more aid, despite a) his parents making way more than me, and b) nowhere near as good academically in HS. It's a crapshoot.
 
2022-09-25 8:53:07 AM  

LordBeavis: Missing from the article is how universities classify everyone they can as out-of-state and hope the student doesn't appeal.  Georgia classified me as out-of-state even though I'd lived and taught in Georgia public schools for two years.  /csb


Our university system (MA) were recruiting wealthy black foreign students.  This both excluded MA black residents and more than doubled tuition, while allowing them to claim diversity goal accomplishments.
The movement to de-fund higher education has consequences.  Who knew?
 
2022-09-25 8:56:22 AM  

Northern: LordBeavis: Missing from the article is how universities classify everyone they can as out-of-state and hope the student doesn't appeal.  Georgia classified me as out-of-state even though I'd lived and taught in Georgia public schools for two years.  /csb

Our university system (MA) were recruiting wealthy black foreign students.  This both excluded MA black residents and more than doubled tuition, while allowing them to claim diversity goal accomplishments.
The movement to de-fund higher education has consequences.  Who knew?


I mean...a black person from another country is far more diverse than a Black person who grew up in the US, in the context of a US university.

Sounds awesome. If we actually value diversity.

(We don't)
 
2022-09-25 9:08:43 AM  
Ignored in the article ...

"Many students simply do not want to study in their home state, preferring the experience of expanding their world view. Also, since most student don't expect to ever repay student loans, they don't care what the cost is"

Article is crap.
 
2022-09-25 9:54:30 AM  

zgrizz: since most student don't expect to ever repay student loans


Oh do enlighten us, given your obviously superior tertiary education.
 
2022-09-25 9:57:58 AM  

vudukungfu: FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.

Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.


It has been a few years since my students had to buy a physical textbook. It's all online now. What was a $350 dollar book is now a $75 per semester subscription.
 
2022-09-25 10:06:24 AM  

revrendjim: vudukungfu: FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.

Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.

It has been a few years since my students had to buy a physical textbook. It's all online now. What was a $350 dollar book is now a $75 per semester subscription.


Subscription?  As in, after the class is over they have to pay to keep access to the material?
 
2022-09-25 10:09:14 AM  

revrendjim: vudukungfu: FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.

Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.

It has been a few years since my students had to buy a physical textbook. It's all online now. What was a $350 dollar book is now a $75 per semester subscription.


That's still a rip off and a scam. There's a stack of research/evidence to show that everyone reads with lower comprehension and retention on-line versus a real book. Seventy five dollars for access to the information for a single semester is exorbitant especially when you consider that as recently as 1988, a college textbook might run $50 and people complained then about the outrageous price. That's when books were published in the states by union workers. Now, they are published in China probably by prisoners. Don't hand me hooey about increased costs and inflation either. The bookstores are packed with hardbacks priced at less than $20 and they don't have the benefit of a population that is MANDATED to but those books. In a just world, your child would have access to a book that s/he could keep forever for $100 or less.
 
2022-09-25 10:12:35 AM  

pearls before swine: revrendjim: vudukungfu: FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.

Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.

It has been a few years since my students had to buy a physical textbook. It's all online now. What was a $350 dollar book is now a $75 per semester subscription.

Subscription?  As in, after the class is over they have to pay to keep access to the material?


They can access it for a year or 2 I think, but there really isn't any reason why they would need to. I do tell the majors to get a real book, not the $350 one but a cheap used older edition.
 
hej
2022-09-25 10:16:26 AM  
Pro tip: live in a state that values education.
 
2022-09-25 10:18:12 AM  

Bruscar: revrendjim: vudukungfu: FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.

Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.

It has been a few years since my students had to buy a physical textbook. It's all online now. What was a $350 dollar book is now a $75 per semester subscription.

That's still a rip off and a scam. There's a stack of research/evidence to show that everyone reads with lower comprehension and retention on-line versus a real book. Seventy five dollars for access to the information for a single semester is exorbitant especially when you consider that as recently as 1988, a college textbook might run $50 and people complained then about the outrageous price. That's when books were published in the states by union workers. Now, they are published in China probably by prisoners. Don't hand me hooey about increased costs and inflation either. The bookstores are packed with hardbacks priced at less than $20 and they don't have the benefit of a population that is MANDATED to but those books. In a just world, your child would have access to a book that s/he could keep forever for $100 or less.


The subscription gets them access to the online homework, which is very good. The immediate feedback makes the homework a much better learning experience. That's why we chose it. The text is an afterthought.
 
2022-09-25 10:22:37 AM  

Northern: Our university system (MA) were recruiting wealthy black foreign students.  This both excluded MA black residents and more than doubled tuition, while allowing them to claim diversity goal accomplishments.


The University of Illinois imports enough Chinese to build a railroad, and gets full cost out-of-state tuition payments from rich parents. "Diversity" and $$$.
 
2022-09-25 10:28:01 AM  
One thing hasn't changed though - loser white people blaming their admission failures on minorities.
 
2022-09-25 10:36:51 AM  
Back when I was working on my BA (within the last eight years), I had a statistics teacher who was so awesome that I never cracked the book open once.  But, that irritated me as I spent a decent chunk of change to rent the book for the semester.

Books were a scam back when I was working on my Associates in the 90s.  "Oh, we're not buying this edition anymore."  And then the one jackass instructor who made his own book for a course that we had to purchase.  The kicker is it was for an IT class.
 
2022-09-25 10:43:47 AM  
For everyone complaining about book prices see Openstax and similar open source textbook resources. Free online, print copies are about $50.  Getting a large department to switch is tough but chances are there are folks at your school working specifically to make the transition- our library has a person dedicated to helping departments do it
 
2022-09-25 10:44:43 AM  
Out of state tuition dollars are one of the reasons (excuses?) for having a multi-million dollar football program. It sounds like a really stupid way to choose a college, but I have talked to many out of state students who would never have heard of us if we didn't have a football team that is often ranked in the top 25 (not this year, we just lost to Texas El Paso, ironically because we didn't bring a passing game).
 
2022-09-25 10:52:24 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: For everyone complaining about book prices see Openstax and similar open source textbook resources. Free online, print copies are about $50.  Getting a large department to switch is tough but chances are there are folks at your school working specifically to make the transition- our library has a person dedicated to helping departments do it


We were looking at open source before COVID, but the quality was not as good, especially the online homework aspect, so we are till on team Pearson.
 
2022-09-25 10:56:44 AM  

revrendjim: pearls before swine: revrendjim: vudukungfu: FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.

Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.

It has been a few years since my students had to buy a physical textbook. It's all online now. What was a $350 dollar book is now a $75 per semester subscription.

Subscription?  As in, after the class is over they have to pay to keep access to the material?

They can access it for a year or 2 I think, but there really isn't any reason why they would need to. I do tell the majors to get a real book, not the $350 one but a cheap used older edition.


In my Statics class at USL (now UL-Lafayette) the instructor was the author of the text, it was one of the standard "intro to statics" books used around the country.

He would order a couple cases from the publisher every fall and sell them at costs to his students, I think it was about $25 vs about $80 at the campus bookstore.  He really didn't like the campus bookstore and he got the same royalties either way.
 
2022-09-25 11:02:12 AM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: Back when I was working on my BA (within the last eight years), I had a statistics teacher who was so awesome that I never cracked the book open once.  But, that irritated me as I spent a decent chunk of change to rent the book for the semester.

Books were a scam back when I was working on my Associates in the 90s.  "Oh, we're not buying this edition anymore."  And then the one jackass instructor who made his own book for a course that we had to purchase.  The kicker is it was for an IT class.


I had a professor do the same in his class. He was the worst professor I ever had and his book was similarly confusingly written horseshiat.
 
2022-09-25 11:09:15 AM  
Another way state colleges "stay afloat" in states like my current home is when in-state tuition is fixed by the legislature and on top of that significant scholarships for in-state students who do well in high school, they just keep raising fees.

If memory serves at one time tuition was $0 for graduating in something like the top 10% of your high school class, but fees not covered by that scholarship were more than in-state tuition.
 
2022-09-25 11:29:15 AM  

LordBeavis: Missing from the article is how universities classify everyone they can as out-of-state and hope the student doesn't appeal.  Georgia classified me as out-of-state even though I'd lived and taught in Georgia public schools for two years.  /csb


Its all that suthern hospitality!!
 
2022-09-25 11:31:32 AM  

vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too


Only as long as you maintain decent grades and are working towards a Degree.

Swinging dick in freshmen girls dorms is not a required for graduation class.
 
2022-09-25 11:33:44 AM  

revrendjim: Out of state tuition dollars are one of the reasons (excuses?) for having a multi-million dollar football program. It sounds like a really stupid way to choose a college, but I have talked to many out of state students who would never have heard of us if we didn't have a football team that is often ranked in the top 25 (not this year, we just lost to Texas El Paso, ironically because we didn't bring a passing game).


If college sports weren't a thing, then colleges would have to come up with a legitimate, academic reason to be known for once.
 
2022-09-25 11:33:56 AM  

vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too


That filthy socialist nation Germany has free university for its citizens.
Murcans have gone there to get their degrees free of charge.

But the murcan press knows nothing abt it.
 
2022-09-25 11:34:55 AM  

Another Government Employee: LordBeavis: Missing from the article is how universities classify everyone they can as out-of-state and hope the student doesn't appeal.  Georgia classified me as out-of-state even though I'd lived and taught in Georgia public schools for two years.  /csb

Yeah, I know that game. I had a friend who was a military brat. He graduated from a Georgia high school, but the Georgia Regents said his real residence was Dad's home base (I think it was California). He was classified out-of-state for two full years even though he had moved out, registered to vote, and had a valid Georgia DL.


The Silver War aint over yet, jed!!
 
2022-09-25 11:35:08 AM  

vudukungfu: Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..


1) it is not content, it is the course management software - ie homework, quizzes, etc.
2) accessibility for open source is a bit spotty and still have to contend with #1
3) I am on your side and have had many disagreements with fellow faculty on this. there is a lot of "respect my authority" jersk on the faculty roles and in admin. They think the final grade should reflect a students behavior and adherence to their rules for the course and not just your knowledge on the subject. If they can pass your class without attending then you are teaching wrong.

that last one involves a department chair who is now retired and teaching part time. I get the most student complaints from their students. Extremely privileged person and is sad to think they were in leadership for so long with those attitudes. Their faculty from their department have the same affects too.
 
2022-09-25 11:36:46 AM  

vudukungfu: FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.

Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.


The purpose of student loans combined w a business degree is to teach u first hand abt the realities of business in murca.
 
2022-09-25 11:38:43 AM  

Nick Nostril: LOL. I live in Ohio and my son is currently at Purdue. Not only was it his first choice school, it was also the least expensive of the six he applied/got accepted to. The two in state schools, tOSU and Miami(OH) gave way less grants/scholarships/aid. In fact, two other out of states were also cheaper, and private (Vanderbilt and Notre Dame).

/ My nephew ended up going to Miami a year later and got much more aid, despite a) his parents making way more than me, and b) nowhere near as good academically in HS. It's a crapshoot.


Lots of crap.

The only letters i need ta know are U, S and A!!
 
2022-09-25 11:39:50 AM  

Northern: LordBeavis: Missing from the article is how universities classify everyone they can as out-of-state and hope the student doesn't appeal.  Georgia classified me as out-of-state even though I'd lived and taught in Georgia public schools for two years.  /csb

Our university system (MA) were recruiting wealthy black foreign students.  This both excluded MA black residents and more than doubled tuition, while allowing them to claim diversity goal accomplishments.
The movement to de-fund higher education has consequences.  Who knew?


Only the 1%s brats need university

The rest of u git ta work!!
 
2022-09-25 11:41:59 AM  

zgrizz: Ignored in the article ...

"Many students simply do not want to study in their home state, preferring the experience of expanding their world view. Also, since most student don't expect to ever repay student loans, they don't care what the cost is"

Article is crap.


The banksters who underwrite the loans know the gubberment will pay the loans back if the students dont
 
2022-09-25 11:42:36 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: zgrizz: since most student don't expect to ever repay student loans

Oh do enlighten us, given your obviously superior tertiary education.


See above
 
2022-09-25 11:42:57 AM  
University of Alabama was my first thought when reading the headline.  Nice to see U of A as the first photo.  Out-of-state tuition is outrageous.
Two of my stepdaughters went there as out of state students.  One went on to get a Masters in Communication and Advocacy.  The other wanted to go to medical school (which was never going to happen), but decided to have a baby instead and is now in nursing school (and pregnant with her next child).
Neither of them will make enough to pay of their loans.  They will be forever indebted to Nelnet.  The sh*t is going to hit the fan when the student loan pause is lifted.
 
2022-09-25 11:43:10 AM  

revrendjim: Glockenspiel Hero: For everyone complaining about book prices see Openstax and similar open source textbook resources. Free online, print copies are about $50.  Getting a large department to switch is tough but chances are there are folks at your school working specifically to make the transition- our library has a person dedicated to helping departments do it

We were looking at open source before COVID, but the quality was not as good, especially the online homework aspect, so we are till on team Pearson.


is your whole department or school all using Pearson?

my department has three vendors amongst the dozen or so courses we offer. I try to talk faculty into all choosing one vendor so that multiple semester subscriptions get cheaper and faculty don't have to become familiar with a different platform for each course they teach.

...but these are faculty overall and they cannot see much outside their own little worlds when they consider issues.
 
2022-09-25 11:43:10 AM  

revrendjim: vudukungfu: FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.

Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.

It has been a few years since my students had to buy a physical textbook. It's all online now. What was a $350 dollar book is now a $75 per semester subscription.


Renting is always better
 
2022-09-25 11:45:09 AM  

pearls before swine: revrendjim: vudukungfu: FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.

Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.

It has been a few years since my students had to buy a physical textbook. It's all online now. What was a $350 dollar book is now a $75 per semester subscription.

Subscription?  As in, after the class is over they have to pay to keep access to the material?


Stock owners insist!!
 
2022-09-25 11:46:30 AM  

hej: Pro tip: live in a state that values education.


So go to Germany?

They do all speak english
 
2022-09-25 11:47:15 AM  

revrendjim: Bruscar: revrendjim: vudukungfu: FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.

Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.

It has been a few years since my students had to buy a physical textbook. It's all online now. What was a $350 dollar book is now a $75 per semester subscription.

That's still a rip off and a scam. There's a stack of research/evidence to show that everyone reads with lower comprehension and retention on-line versus a real book. Seventy five dollars for access to the information for a single semester is exorbitant especially when you consider that as recently as 1988, a college textbook might run $50 and people complained then about the outrageous price. That's when books were published in the states by union workers. Now, they are published in China probably by prisoners. Don't hand me hooey about increased costs and inflation either. The bookstores are packed with hardbacks priced at less than $20 and they don't have the benefit of a population that is MANDATED to but those books. In a just world, your child would have access to a book that s/he could keep forever for $100 or less.

The subscription gets them access to the online homework, which is very good. The immediate feedback makes the homework a much better learning experience. That's why we chose it. The text is an afterthought.


The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works...How about electronic publishing? Try reading a book on disc. Yet [the] director of the MIT Media Lab predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Internet. Uh, sure." - Newsweek, 1995
 
2022-09-25 11:47:58 AM  

revrendjim: Bruscar: revrendjim: vudukungfu: FriarReb98: vudukungfu: Tuition should be fee
Books too

Not sure I agree with books; gotta get them somehow. But we do need to not charge triple digits for schoolbooks.

Math, history, and science change very little year to year. Digitalize it.
And open the source.
And if I show up only for finals, in person, and take the exam with a #2 pencil and pass, I should get the credits..

Further, Any one with a business degree and student loans knows who got the real ROI on their education.

It has been a few years since my students had to buy a physical textbook. It's all online now. What was a $350 dollar book is now a $75 per semester subscription.

That's still a rip off and a scam. There's a stack of research/evidence to show that everyone reads with lower comprehension and retention on-line versus a real book. Seventy five dollars for access to the information for a single semester is exorbitant especially when you consider that as recently as 1988, a college textbook might run $50 and people complained then about the outrageous price. That's when books were published in the states by union workers. Now, they are published in China probably by prisoners. Don't hand me hooey about increased costs and inflation either. The bookstores are packed with hardbacks priced at less than $20 and they don't have the benefit of a population that is MANDATED to but those books. In a just world, your child would have access to a book that s/he could keep forever for $100 or less.

The subscription gets them access to the online homework, which is very good. The immediate feedback makes the homework a much better learning experience. That's why we chose it. The text is an afterthought.


Blockchain will fail just like them intrnets
 
2022-09-25 11:49:53 AM  

mrmopar5287: Northern: Our university system (MA) were recruiting wealthy black foreign students.  This both excluded MA black residents and more than doubled tuition, while allowing them to claim diversity goal accomplishments.

The University of Illinois imports enough Chinese to build a railroad, and gets full cost out-of-state tuition payments from rich parents. "Diversity" and $$$.


But murca and fark said dem commies is broke.

Even the 100 million+ who travelled overseas for their vacations in 2016.
 
2022-09-25 11:51:00 AM  

Hyjamon: revrendjim: Glockenspiel Hero: For everyone complaining about book prices see Openstax and similar open source textbook resources. Free online, print copies are about $50.  Getting a large department to switch is tough but chances are there are folks at your school working specifically to make the transition- our library has a person dedicated to helping departments do it

We were looking at open source before COVID, but the quality was not as good, especially the online homework aspect, so we are till on team Pearson.

is your whole department or school all using Pearson?

my department has three vendors amongst the dozen or so courses we offer. I try to talk faculty into all choosing one vendor so that multiple semester subscriptions get cheaper and faculty don't have to become familiar with a different platform for each course they teach.

...but these are faculty overall and they cannot see much outside their own little worlds when they consider issues.


All of our introductory courses are pretty much married to Pearson, but the upper-division courses use whatever that professor wants.
 
2022-09-25 11:51:56 AM  

Rapmaster2000: One thing hasn't changed though - loser white people blaming their admission failures on minorities.


Universities are getting less from government now than in decades past.

Which means students have to pay the difference.

Capitalist pigs want to lower their taxes
 
2022-09-25 11:52:47 AM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: Back when I was working on my BA (within the last eight years), I had a statistics teacher who was so awesome that I never cracked the book open once.  But, that irritated me as I spent a decent chunk of change to rent the book for the semester.

Books were a scam back when I was working on my Associates in the 90s.  "Oh, we're not buying this edition anymore."  And then the one jackass instructor who made his own book for a course that we had to purchase.  The kicker is it was for an IT class.


The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works...How about electronic publishing? Try reading a book on disc. Yet [the] director of the MIT Media Lab predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Internet. Uh, sure." - Newsweek, 1995
 
2022-09-25 11:53:43 AM  

revrendjim: Out of state tuition dollars are one of the reasons (excuses?) for having a multi-million dollar football program. It sounds like a really stupid way to choose a college, but I have talked to many out of state students who would never have heard of us if we didn't have a football team that is often ranked in the top 25 (not this year, we just lost to Texas El Paso, ironically because we didn't bring a passing game).


University is about sport and pussy
 
2022-09-25 11:59:08 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: University of Alabama was my first thought when reading the headline.  Nice to see U of A as the first photo.  Out-of-state tuition is outrageous.
Two of my stepdaughters went there as out of state students.  One went on to get a Masters in Communication and Advocacy.  The other wanted to go to medical school (which was never going to happen), but decided to have a baby instead and is now in nursing school (and pregnant with her next child).
Neither of them will make enough to pay of their loans.  They will be forever indebted to Nelnet.  The sh*t is going to hit the fan when the student loan pause is lifted.


The banksters who underwrite the student loans know the government will pay them if the student does not.

But i dont know how that will affect credit.
In general unpaid loans follow you to the grave
 
2022-09-25 11:59:53 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: University of Alabama was my first thought when reading the headline.  Nice to see U of A as the first photo.  Out-of-state tuition is outrageous.
Two of my stepdaughters went there as out of state students.  One went on to get a Masters in Communication and Advocacy.  The other wanted to go to medical school (which was never going to happen), but decided to have a baby instead and is now in nursing school (and pregnant with her next child).
Neither of them will make enough to pay of their loans.  They will be forever indebted to Nelnet.  The sh*t is going to hit the fan when the student loan pause is lifted.


Toiletpaper Roll Tide!!
 
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