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To: SirLinksalot
See also this article : Students Destined to Go Deeper into Debt
2 posted on 10/02/2007 7:04:26 AM PDT by SirLinksalot
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To: SirLinksalot

I went to Michigan. I would NOT suggest going there for all 4 years worth of undergrad credits (stock up on CC courses for prerequisites and electives) unless you KNOW you’re into engineering or if you’re leveraging your first two years in an attempt to gain admission to the B school.

I also noticed a lot of schools require a certain amount of upper division credits (especially online) as it necessitates going to that school for a longer period.

I don’t think it’s worth the debt you accumulate and I had significant amounts of grant money.

It is actually the semi-’guarantee’ of student loans for students which is responsible for higher education’s rising costs. It creates an artificial price support and in some ways resembles (though we are much more familiar with the actual numbers for schooling) the health care system in that there is often little price competition.

We also think our degree means something because of the name but unless it’s professional or you’re transitioning to grad school, the undergrad degree isn’t worth that much anymore.

Gone are the days where an English major could settle into middle management and work his way up. No, you’re working at Starbuck’s or something now while you figure out that you could have gone into property management or some other field that doesn’t require a college degree AND that you forewent all that extra income you could have had!


13 posted on 10/02/2007 7:22:32 AM PDT by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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Our oldest Daughter discovered that she had enough credits to graduate from HS early. She toyed with the idea all summer and I thought I had won her over to dual crediting. She came home a month ago and she and her counselor decided (without dh and I) to graduate this next spring. I am now inundated with trips, rings, pictures and every other variety of fluff. So busy in fact that I haven't even begun to wrap my brain around how this will affect college aps, tuition, and our ability to pay for it. I had no idea how unprepared I was/am. I honestly have no idea what to do this late in the game. Suggestions greatly appreciated!
51 posted on 10/02/2007 1:30:57 PM PDT by stentorian conservative ("I don't have to hire a consultant to develop a conservative image, I am a conservative." -D Hunter)
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