college fees is expensive, will you still go to college?

@fianne (1059)
United States
March 24, 2007 1:34am CST
i am studying nursing and the expenses like tuition fees are high, very expensive. but i heard in other countries college are either free due to the taxes paid are very high, too, for free education, or it's either very expensive... well, would you still go to college if it costs a fortune?
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@subathra (3519)
• India
24 Mar 07
Education is a must to every human.once a person finishes is basic education he has to get a degree in order to get better jobs with better payments so cant think about the fees business .some or other we have to manage the fees if we want to pursue our career.In India the government arranges loan from bank to students who pass out in merit to enter college.They can repay the loan in easy instalments.
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@fianne (1059)
• United States
24 Mar 07
yeah. that's nice for other countries to have loan grants... not here in philippines.
24 Mar 07
I'm planning to go to University next year and the fees are £3070 per year. I'll be there for three years so i will wrack up some serious debt. In this country you get loans and pay them off when you are able too. So if you can't afford to pay them off, you don't. A lot of people get into serious trouble at Uni, it's all about knowing how much you are spending and what on. Keep on top of things and it will all work out.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
24 Mar 07
University, college & TAFE education all cost money in Australia. Students can get a loan from the government to pay their tuition. They have to pay it back, bit by bit, once thet get a job. Most students do it this way, it's called the HECS loan. I intend paying for my daughter to go to university straight up. Always go to college if you can afford it, as the education is worth it.
@perugu (5281)
• India
24 Mar 07
hi,friend,here in india some colleges collect high fee and some private and government colleges collect very less fee.So based on the capability of students,they will select the college.
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@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I would try my best to go to college because we are no longer in the Industrial Age, but the Information Age. These days, you need a degree for most kinds of jobs. Yet if you ultimately cannot afford college, there are other ways to educate yourself. In short, college is not the only route to an education. I recently graduated with my BA in English, and I am lucky because of all the help I received financially. Also thanks to the Army, I used the GI Bill the Illinois Veteran's Grant to help pay for school. There is also Map and Pell Grants, along with subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans. It just depends on how bad you want it, the education. I wanted my education so bad, that I signed up for the military for four years! It is an extreme route, but now I have my BA in English and no one can take that away from me.
@year3399 (173)
• China
30 Mar 07
There are things you have never dealt with before living away from home .dealing with mommates washing your own clothes but sith a little preparation you can build enough confidence to tackle any stress that comes your way
@dexterous21 (1180)
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
We Filipinos should accept that the government is giving less attention to the education sector compared to other sectors in our country. Going to college is really that expensive and can't do anything but to take the challenge. Before you go to college there are a lot of things you should consider like your major. Will it be easy to find job with the degree that you finish? In my case, it is a must to go to college because it is my only means to improve my life no matter cost it will incur. If there's a will, there's a way.
@magnel (2263)
• India
26 Mar 07
going to college is very important as we have to finish studies in order to start earning... so even if it cost a fortune to studying in college, people do go to college...
• United States
24 Mar 07
Sure why not you only live once. I am in Medical Management classes now, I switched my major after I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I was in Business management.
• Ireland
24 Mar 07
My mum had to borrow the money to send me to college but it was well worth it, as I was able to help her out after I got a good job. I then attended college at night in order to get a degree in music but I was able to pay for it myself. Nowadays, students here are able to get a grant to go to University or they can get a student loan from the banks.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I don't care how much college costs, I am going to finish my degree. The school I am currently enrolled in - if I had taken my entire BA degree through them - costs $74K for four years. The school my husband wants to attend is $64K for a 21 month fast track BA degree. If people want to go to college and do it as cheap as possible there are ways (at least in the US). For example, I received my 2 years associates degree and did not pay a dime in tuition and rarely had to pay for books. I worked enough to survive, but still qualify for the Pell Grant. The key is to take all of your general classes at a community college and then transfer to a four year college. Another option is to attend a state/public college. In New Orleans you can attend UNO for less than $4,000 a year (including all books and fees) all four semesters maxing out all of your credits. Compared to $13,000+ at the private colleges this is a bargain. The average college student can get about $2500 in Pell Grant, plus scholarships and may not have to rely on loans at all.
@catcai (1057)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
Depends on where im from- and especially what my current status in life is. For example since im here in the Philippines, and for instance i am within the poverty line= College seems to be impossible to achieve so, its either i will work hard for a scholarship in a state university or- take a very useful- business oriented, income generating VOCATIONAL course from a reputable goverment institution such as TESDA. Since i know that its available to all and is almost free- you can enroll in a computer technician course for only P 75.00/ month for the entire course which lasts to about 6 months.. that just like $1.50 / month as your tuition fee! and whats best about it is that, it is government affiliated, so im sure the certificates and diplomas are really legit and can be honored in almost all establishments here in the philippines.