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Students choosing Mom's house
instead of Animal House

The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Stephanie Akin

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Posted By:Ribicon, 10/26/2012 8:41:19 PM

Megan Byrne of Hillsdale lived on campus her first year of college for a simple reason: She figured she would make more friends in a dorm than at her parents' house 20 minutes away. But after freshman year, she decided to move back home for another simple reason. "It was basically just the economics," said Byrne, a sophomore at Ramapo College in Mahwah. "It was too expensive." A recent study suggests that Byrne is now in the majority. As college tuition continues to rise and students contribute more toward their education, 51 percent of American college students decided this year

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Early jolt of hard economic reality, a peek behind Zero's wall of lies... enough to shuck the poison from their ponytailed professors and "rock the vote?"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tren9, 10/26/2012 8:56:32 PM     (No. 8965761)

The idea that college students should be introduced to economic reality is actually an education in itself...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 10/26/2012 8:58:52 PM     (No. 8965763)

The idea that parents owe their kids a college education went out the window the day that 0bama was elected & made it impossible for them to have jobs when they graduate. This is like the bank lending money they ''know'' you can't pay back except through raises their fees on others [like taxes in government terminology].

My land-line carrier wants to charge a $8 a month fee now for service to that line up to my apartment, even though it has never been a problem in 20 years [except for when some developer cut it].

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bob913, 10/27/2012 12:52:46 AM     (No. 8966108)

Add the amount each student has to pay x the thousands of students and ask yourself where does all that money go?

The price of some books does not add up to the immense amount of money each person is saddled with to pay.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 10/27/2012 2:25:45 AM     (No. 8966173)

Oh yes, the students' precious "college experience" is only really fulfilling if they live off campus.

But now when parents are broke and the kids have to pay for more of the "experience", staying at home and having mom and dad cover their costs suddenly isn't so uncool.

When my friends and I went to college, we all worked 2 or 3 jobs to get by. Maybe if some of these kids were working instead of worrying about the "college experience" they might be able to help old ma and pa out a bit.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/27/2012 6:33:41 AM     (No. 8966283)

Having sent a few off to college myself, I have to wonder how the dorm fee could be $10,000/year and your kid is shoe-horned into a small room with one or more roommates.

If it's a triple room (that should be a double) the college is making $30,000 for that one room alone. Then add the dining fees, and it's another $4,000 or so, and many colleges require students take a meal plan.

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