ANYONE who has ever gone car shopping knows that the price you see on the sticker is rarely the price you pay. The same can be said of college tuition. Recent headlines about "soaring" tuition and fees have no doubt left many with a bad case of sticker shock ["Tuition and fees soaring at colleges across nation," page one, Oct. 21]. The more surprising story might be, "tuition at public universities offered at deep discount."
~ Seattle Times, "Public university tuition remains a bargain despite recent increases"
"So why increase the sticker price of tuition when it's going to be sold at a discount price? One of the primary reasons is the withdrawal of state tax support from public universities. At the UW, we just lost 26 percent of our state general fund budget."
I would like to remind parents that private education is not funded by state governments in crisis. Many of them have wonderful funding from endowments and donations. If college costs are a concern, try to find a college with lots of money to give away, and that's a good fit, so they want to give YOUR child money.
Compared with the past school year, tuition and fees rose 6.5 percent at public four-year colleges and 4.4 percent at private, nonprofit, four-year institutions, according to the report. Those were steeper rates of increase than in previous years, after adjusting for inflation. Over the past decade, annual increases have averaged 4.9 percent at public colleges and 2.6 percent at private colleges. The good news for students is that most do not pay full price.
~ Washington Post "College costs still rising: Increased student aid keeps the 'net price' in check"
I'm glad this is still true! It was always my contention that private schools offer more, not only in scholarships, but educational opportunities as well. Most people tell me no one can afford private colleges, but in reality the homeschoolers I know usually apply for the public universities.
Thank you for this. My family have started the journey of high school and we are already seeing into colleges that will be a good fit for our son.
The price of tuition is great...but I agree with you, private schools tend to offer a bit more than public ones.
Thank you for posting this...Very encouraging!
Mrs. Maria S.
We are living in uncertain times - especially when it comes to homeschooling high school. There are public and private schools that are undecided about how to do school, which is
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