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Boom Boom
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posted 14 January 2005 10:49 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Just watched an ad on CBC for something called the Canadian Scholarship Fund or something. Holy shit - they're talking about a 3-year B.Comm costing as much as $54,000.00. Crikey, my BA cost me about 9,000 and my Master's about the same amount, both back in the 1970's. Does the $54K B.Comm include free weed and beer?
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Reality. Bites.
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posted 14 January 2005 11:43 AM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I haven't seen the ads, but I think they're talking about all expenses, including food and rent.

York University's web site indicates:

Full-time tuition + compulsory supplementary fees $4,824

McGill: 2871 for Quebecers, 5604 for other provinces

UBC about 4600


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Mr. Magoo
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posted 14 January 2005 11:56 AM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If I only had to pay off my tuition my student load would have been paid off years ago. I'm currently paying off having had to live while studying.

While I'm all for lower tuitions, I always wonder if people really realize what a small part of a student's yearly expenditures it really amounts to. Like, if my $3500 tuition were slashed in half, it would have cost me about $10000 for books, materials, tuition, food, rent and expenses, instead of about $11000, and over 4 years I'd owe about $40000 instead of $44000. Percentage-wise that's not huge.


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Boom Boom
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posted 14 January 2005 12:02 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by RealityBites:
[QB]I haven't seen the ads, but I think they're talking about all expenses, including food and rent.

They must be, because, Jesus, $54K??? That's a hell of a lot of money by anyone's standard. My tuition back in 1975 was about $900, rent about $6000, food, beer, books, and weed the rest.


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Boom Boom
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posted 14 January 2005 12:04 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Like, if my $3500 tuition were slashed in half, it would have cost me about $10000 for books, materials, tuition, food, rent and expenses, instead of about $11000, and over 4 years I'd owe about $40000 instead of $44000. Percentage-wise that's not huge.

Beer and weed adds about $4000.00, right?


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Raos
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posted 14 January 2005 12:37 PM      Profile for Raos     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Since I'm currently living at home, tuition and books are really the only significant cost of school for me. If I get into med school (intense finger crossing and hoping action) the total tuition (and tuition ALONE) for my time at med school will be about $48k. I can't imagine having to try to pay for that in addition to the cost of living.
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posted 14 January 2005 12:43 PM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Some schools *have* jacked up the tuition on their 'professional' degrees, like medicine, law, management, that sort of thing. 'cause they figure if you get through the program you'll be making enough to pay off the loans.
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Alix
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posted 14 January 2005 12:51 PM      Profile for Alix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The amounts on those commercials are projected costs - they're trying to get new parents to start socking away money in an RESP by telling them how much a degree will cost by the time their child gets to that stage.
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posted 14 January 2005 12:53 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:
[QBThey must be, because, Jesus, $54K??? That's a hell of a lot of money by anyone's standard. My tuition back in 1975 was about $900, rent about $6000, food, beer, books, and weed the rest. [/QB]

If you take off tuition and books we're left with about $40,000. I don't see that as a lot for three years living expenses. It's hardly living in the lap of luxury, especially if it includes the cost of several trips back home.

1975 was, much as I hate to admit it, a LONG time ago. I was watching some Mary Tyler Moore Show reruns the other day. Murray was apopleptic when he found out Ted earned 31 thousand dollars a year. Mary was reluctant to admit to her small-town parents that she paid an exhorbitant $135 a month in rent.


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Boom Boom
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posted 14 January 2005 01:03 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Alix:
The amounts on those commercials are projected costs - they're trying to get new parents to start socking away money in an RESP by telling them how much a degree will cost by the time their child gets to that stage.

Oh, okay, that explains it. Can I presume those figures also include beer and weed, or are those 'extras'?


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