Posts Tagged 'college'

Which Summer Classes Should You Take?

So you’ve taken the plunge! You’re officially enrolled in the summer semester at your local college: now which courses should you take? Continue reading ‘Which Summer Classes Should You Take?’

College Tuition: Do You Get What You Pay For?

College tuition at most schools increases at a rate of 4-5% every year.  These days, this steady increase in cost has resulted in an enormous financial burden for middle and lower income families.  To provide equal educational opportunities for these families, colleges constantly strive to augment their financial aid budget and dole out thousands of generous financial aid packages each year.  Meanwhile, those who do not qualify for financial aid have to shoulder the exorbitant cost that reflects the value of possessing a college degree in today’s job market.  In other words, regardless of socioeconomic status, college tuition normally represents a significant chunk of a family’s income.  And despite the many hackneyed expressions about education being priceless, there is in fact a price tag on higher education—and a big one at that.  This article will examine higher education from a purely financial perspective. Continue reading ‘College Tuition: Do You Get What You Pay For?’