Monday, October 22, 2007

College Tuition and Fees Rise 6.6%, ouch!

I saw this headline on Yahoo news.

Apparently the average tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose 6.6 percent this year. That means that the tuition and fees were more than the increase in financial aid offered and pushed students into more borrowing.

Not cool. If I could do it over I would only have taken as many classes as my scholarships covered or as I could pay for myself. The problem with most of my scholarships was that they were $2,000 to $4,000 each yearly but were contingent upon me going to school full time. Since I was going to a private school in the beginning of my college career, those scholarships were not a huge help.

Ah, hindsight...

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