I was reading this article here that talks about 11 State Universities deciding to take full advantage on raising the residents tuition fee up to 15%.
This just pisses me off!!!
I get so upset when I see things like this. Raising tuition. I’m sorry is the tuition and classes and books already so cheap that we need to raise the prices on everything? Last time I checked I payed a pretty high price on my classes and lets not even get started on books.
It was stated in the article ”This is a year when students are going to see the largest increase in undergraduate tuition they have seen in years,” Jessel said. “We believe that extra need-based aid is very important.” SERIOUSLY?!? I can’t imagine having to pay more already out of pocket. I don’t apply for financial aid and getting a loan with the school system is a big time mission.
When I decided to go back to school after 4 years of not attending, I was turned down by the loan office due to a failing grade I had received 4 years prior in a different school. Does this make sense to you? I couldn’t get a loan because of a failing grade? 4 years ago!? What does this have to do with loaning me money??? I was grateful that at the time I was able to pay for school out of pocket, had I been unable to do so, the school system pretty much was telling me I couldn’t go back to school. Is this fair?
As of the past year I have continued to pay for school out of pocket, including books and supplies. This runs at Miami Dade College about $1300 dollars a semester taking up to 3 classes. At the moment I can afford to do this, because I live at home. If I had to get my own place which I plan on doing soon hopefully, I will more then likely have to get a loan. Hopefully this time I’ll be able to get one. If not, I am not sure what I’ll have to do.
Things are hard
Things are hard right now and they want to RAISE our tuition. Does this make sense? I think this will turn off people from going to school. What do you think?