Japanese College Costs

Malaysia
December 2, 2006 5:33pm CST
I always thought it was much more expensive to go to college in Japan than in the U.S. Now that I have a cousin in college in the U.S. I know that's not true. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology reported that in 2002 it costs Japanese students 2,017,700 ($17,000) for a year of school. 1.16 million was spent on school - Tuition - 792,000 and Schools Fees - 369,000 Living expenses totalled - 856,000 - Housing - 266,000, food, 217,000,japanese-college.jpg entertainment - 158,000 and other - 214,000 The students/parents paid for the schooling by getting 1.56 million ($13,000) from home, 225,000 in scholarships, 358,000 from working part-time, and 96,000 from working full-time. Where can a kid go to school and stay in a dorm/apartment in the US for one year for less than $20,000? Any ideas?
14 responses
@emarie (5447)
• United States
3 Dec 06
well thats interesting to know...i know that education in japan is really good and high in japan. i visited a collage/HS there and it was pretty advanced, they had a huge lab where they were doing earth quake experiments...we got to test the earth quake simulator. but i know they are very well educated.
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@ruby1459 (2602)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I went to music college in Japan and I have no idea if anyone can go to college in less than $20k per year. and it depends on what major you take as well.some japanese university costs more than some college in USA,it's not just in general. Since I went to music college,my parents paid a lot of money(usually art,law,music etc costs lots).
@ajaybiz4u (277)
• India
4 Dec 06
Yes this is true coz i was planning for this but now im planning for UK. Its Cheaper then this.
@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
3 Dec 06
there are a lot of schools that you can go to for less than $20,000, but i think most really good schools are more than that. my college cost about $38,000 a year...but i received a scholarship, financial aid, grants, and loans..and the rest my parents paid for. i think the US is the most expensive in terms of higher education. i know that most schools in europe are free or extremely cheap..and in the netherlands students over 18 get a monthly allowance from the government of like 300-400 euros to help them with their education costs and living expenses.
@sweetie88 (4559)
• Pakistan
3 Dec 06
All these informations r totally new for me. I never heard them before today but according to my knowledge, people like to go to usa for higher studies. Its a new thing for me that someone went to Japan for studies. Really a new thing for me and secondly that studies r more expensive in Japan than usa. Coooooool. All r quite new for me.
• United States
3 Dec 06
My husband went to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for four years, earned his degree in business and lived in the dorms the whole time. It might have been a wee bit less than $20,000 a year. Probably $15-$16k, not counting food and books/supplies which he tried to pay for with cash. School is SO expensive any more and I can tell you honestly, it didn't do him any good. He went on interview after interview and that 'piece of paper' didn't help him in the least. Now and days you need the hands on experience in business more than you need a degree. I have no business degree and I was making more money than he was because I've worked in offices for ten years and have started with low end jobs like data entry and filing and have worked my way up. We decided if our kids want to work in business, they can go to community college to get some additional education and a degree far cheaper and work their way up at the same time. It's the best mix for getting where you want to go quickly. :O)
• Canada
3 Dec 06
yes too much costly
@arman9890 (452)
• India
3 Dec 06
well i live in India. Donot have much knowledge about this. Anyways i hope others are supporting you.
• India
3 Dec 06
Is it true??
@rocknroll (1536)
• India
3 Dec 06
i don't hv idea abt japanese college...
@Sir_bobby88 (8241)
• Singapore
3 Dec 06
I think it is true ... In japan , the things there are so expensive especially in Shibuya yea ....
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
3 Dec 06
No where that I know off. Tuitions will still go up no matter which college you're in.
• India
3 Dec 06
jokes - jokes
is it true
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
3 Dec 06
not a clue