reply to post by N. Tesla
Tesla, what I said was:
saying # the system does one thing. It liberates YOU temporarily from being a slave to it...until you realize you HAVE to play the game by the
Saying Screw the system liberates you....to a point. I didn't say that going to College Liberates you.
For the record, I'm in my 4th year of University, and here is what it cost me to go:
1st year - $5,000 Tuition & Books (lived at home with Parents)
Paid in Full by Scholarships from Highschool.
2nd Year - $13,000 Tuition & Books & Living (lived inthe City in an Apartment)
Took out 2 Student loans - totalling $10,000
Currently owing $5,000 - paid one off
Mom lent me $3,000 - paid her back
3rd and 4th Year - $18,000 Tutiton, Books & Living (currently in 4th year, living on campus in residence)
Line of Credit from the Bank - $16,000
Visa Card - $2,500
I'm in my Fourth Year, and when I am finished I will owe just about $23,000 dollars. I'm not worried about what I owe - why? Because at the end of
it all, I'm going to be able to pay it back.
My bestfriend is a Cost Accountant for a Pulp Mill in our hometown, Her education cost her $30,000. Four Year program, bachelor of Business
Administration, majoring in Accounting, and is currently getting her designation in Cost Management Accounting. She's been working at the mill a
little over a year. She makes $27/hr. Her debt is gone. All the money she has banked now - is what she is using to start her life.
Now, not everyone strikes a good job fresh out of University. My friend Jeff, has a Degree in Political Science, and in Sociology. He is making
$15/hr, and he owes more than I do. But you know what? Its the field he wants to be in, and he couldn't get into his field of work without his
degrees. Yeah it sucks that he's making $15/hr - I agree it sucks - but he has a chance for advancement which will help make his debtload lighter.
THAT irks me about College. You spend all this time learning, and all this money on books and tution, only to have to pay it back...but it can be done
without going bankrupt or being broke for 30 years paying off debt.