Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Stop the Bleeding!

It looks like tuition and fees are going to increase another 7% next year, easily outpacing inflation yet once again (Although, I have always paid quite a bit more than the above 'conservative' estimates due to lab fees, class fees, and what the heck fees). This isn't a post complaining about how expensive tuition is because I know that there are a lot of people out there who pay a lot more than me. This is a post complaining about how quickly costs are skyrocketing and how little people seem to care.

It is almost as if once education became attainable for the lower and middle classes, society saw a need to price them out of it - in order to keep education for the bourgeosie, of course. At least I've only got one more year of this nonsense but if rates continue to climb like they have for the last 6 years (8.11%), when Ada is in school she will be paying:

It's a runaway train with no signs of stopping. Ada will have to get a job when she's 10 to even have a chance at paying for school.


Al said...

Start saving, pops!

Sabrina said...

That is so depressing. I think we'll need to go start a college fund today so we get some compound interest working on it.

jwhinham said...

I don't mean to brag, but the tuition increases for VCU were released yesterday and out-of state grad students did alright. Our tuition was increased a whopping .96%! from $17,582 to $17,752. Needless to say this makes me very pleased.