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).
ChipNASA: Times *SURE* have changed.
Enigmamf: 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.
gopher321: Yes. Real golf courses would be much better.
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.
xanadian: Tuition fees =/= room and board/but, then again, things may have changed since the 90s...
AsparagusFTW: 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.feelsgoodman.jpg
Fissile: 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
flynn80: As an employee of a company getting into the Luxury Student Housing construction market, I approve and may get a raise.
Tom_Slick: My dorm wouldn't have passed code for a minimum security prison. But it was safe and AC worked.
BEER_ME_in_CT: They could update the dorms... or... maybe... they could MAKE IT CHEAPER SO MORE PEOPLE COULD AFFORD IT.Greedy farks.
robbiex0r: BEER_ME_in_CT: They could update the dorms... or... maybe... they could MAKE IT CHEAPER SO MORE PEOPLE COULD AFFORD IT.Greedy farks.University enrollment is at an all time high. Why would they make it cheaper?
robbiex0r: Tom_Slick: My dorm wouldn't have passed code for a minimum security prison. But it was safe and AC worked.You had AC?
brandent: Most of it is pretty common actually. The privacy issues are the big change. Most dorms now are more like "suites" or "quads" and are called such. Something like 4 private bedrooms sharing a common living area, kitchen, and bath. Basically a 4 bedroom apartment.
Boeheimian Rhapsody: I went to the army, got out in 2002 and used the GI bill to pay for my first 2 years at the local community college, transferred to a 4 year school to finish my last two years. Only cost me a very modest student loan, which should be fully paid off by the end of this year.You can save so much money if you commute. Granted, you don't get that "college experience", but then again, you're also not getting that "crippling debt" as a result of your "college experience".
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