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College costs.

Posted by FortressRubbish - June 17th, 2009


Are absolutely exorbitant.

I want nothing more than to attend the Art Institute International MN, but they charge $70,680 for a four year program; that's roughly $17,667 per year.

I can't afford this, as I don't come from a privileged background, my family scrapes by weekly, so how am I to afford FUCKING college? I could get a shitty minimum wage job that pays $6.65 per hour, but even if I worked 30 hours per week for 50 weeks a year, that's only $9,975 BEFORE taxes.

So lets say I dedicate each and every penny to school, $17,667 - $9500(after taxes approximation) = $8167.

Meaning I accrue $8167 of debt per year for four years, which is still $32668 in debt when I graduate.

That's a fucking ludicrous amount of money, I don't want to be paying off my debt into my late 30's either.

Scholarships? Oh boy; maybe I can knock off a couple 1000 dollars if I'm lucky.

FML.

They need to have better funding for low income families to go to college. At this point my future looks pretty bleak.


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where are you located?
where I am the government will pick up some of the costs
I'm paying 14k for my first year.
My parents saved 1800, OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Plan) is coughing up 3k, and the RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) is giving me a 10k student line of credit
And scholarships are a pain in the ass to get, but apply for as much as you can
And minimum wage for you is 6.65? I'm minimum wage and its 10/hour
what're your plans for after school?
if you're gonna be able to live comfortably while paying off your debts, then its worth it.
if not, then maybe you need a different career path.

Join the military --> get school paid for