Decision Time

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Registered: 08-08-2005
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Thu, 04-19-2012 - 3:30pm

Well, it's finally happened. The college applications have been submitted, the acceptance (and rejection) letters have arrived. My kids are working harder than ever and so are the parents!

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 10:54am
The local CC here has this 3+1 program. For certain majors, you go to the CC for 3 years and then go at reduced rate to the 4 year institution. It is with several private and public schools and a variety of majors, sounds like a good solution for many!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 11:17am
I'm sorry you felt like people were jumping on you, I don't think that was the intent at all. I think it was partly also for others reading this thread to know that community colleges in general have come a very long way in the last 20 years and should definitely NOT be overlooked, especially when $$ is a factor for many middle class families right now.

Many public 4 years universities are extremely expensive. It is cheaper for my ODD to attend a division 3, but still very good college in Michigan including out of state tuition charges than to attend a division 1 school here in Texas and pay in state tuition, which IMO is atrocious! The cost in general of a college education has really gotten out of hand in this country, especially at the point where you almost need a college degree for just about anything now, student loans are driving tons of people into the poorhouse unfortunately while the jobless rate is not exactly shrinking. I heard on the radio yesterday that 1 in 2 college graduates are not finding a job after college in their given major OR are severelly underemployed, and at a time when college loans are so high, that is just a horrible way to start off your adult career. Sorry to have gotten a bit long winded with that, but things definitely need to change or other options need to be found when it comes to this issue.
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 04-25-2012 - 11:56am

My DD went to a state university--the tuition, room & board were approx, $18,000 and we ended up paying about $10,00 per year--less as each year went on because they can borrow more in the Stafford loans each year.

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