Tuition

In-State Tuition for Returning Michigan Resident?

Question: My daughter is 24 yrs old. We have lived in Michigan for 15 yrs and she graduated from high school in Michigan. She moved to California to stay with her grandparents to get her associates degree and now is moving back here and wants to get her 4 yr degree at Michigan State. How ...

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College Profs and TAs

What do you think of when you imagine sitting in a college classroom or lecture hall? Do you see images of a bearded, intellectual-looking man (or woman (without the beard, of course)) leaning on his/her rostrum while pontificating pearls of great wisdom about whatever topic s/he represents? Your daydream may also include deep-toned, richly polished, ...

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Does Financial Aid Cover Campus Housing?

Question: I was wondering (and praying) if financial aid would cover campus housing. My mother and I have been unemployed for over 5 years and living under my grandmother’s roof. So we make 0 monthly. It is so very difficult to find a job where I am in NC. HORRIBLE. And the school I need ...

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College Tariffs and Textbooks

Parents, you’re probably cringing at the thought of tuition, room and board expense for your son or daughter. Well, as you might expect, there’s more where that came from. The most expensive colleges and universities in the United States cost over $60,000 per year. Others, such as smaller private colleges and state universities can be ...

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Some College Costs (Mainly Textbooks)

Parents, you’re probably cringing at the thought of tuition, room and board expense for your son or daughter. Well, as you might expect, there’s more where that came from. The most expensive colleges and universities in the United States cost over $60,000 per year. Others, such as smaller private colleges and state universities can be ...

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Is Harvard Education Worth the Price … and the Loans?

Question: My older son was admitted to Stanford and Princeton but I convinced him to go to UCLA because he was given free tuition. We don’t qualify for any need-based scholarship and my younger son, a rising high school senior, might be facing the same situation. If, for example he gets into Harvard, would it ...

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Is Real Job Better than Unpaid Internship?

Question: About a week ago, I went on a college tour where many colleges recommended employment as a way to boost admissions chances. I was recently accepted for an unpaid internship at a local lab this summer. Would most colleges consider this employment, or would they prefer it if I found additional paid employment employment ...

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Mandatory Costs at Stony Brook

Question: I wish to go to SUNY Stony Brook University and I saw that they have a transportation fee. They have it aside from tuition. Is it required to pay the transportation fee if I am to own my own car? And besides tuition, do I have to pay for other things besides taxes, for ...

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Can a Gap Year in NY Give me In-State Student Status?

Question: I just finished my sophomore year in Florida. I want to move to New York and take a gap year so I can save money and then apply to a college there as an in-state student. How do I apply? “The Dean” is assuming that: a) you’re under 21 b) your parents don’t live ...

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Should We Send Early Refundable Deposit to Safety School?

Question:My son was accepted to a college that recommends sending in his school deposit early. This is his safety school so he may or may not go there. They encourage sending in the deposit (this is not a housing deposit but is the school deposit) early so that he can get better housing. The deposit ...

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