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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #15 on: May 19, 2008, 09:30 PM »
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Tuition fees, plus college fees, plus rent....a lot of money.
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #16 on: May 19, 2008, 10:17 PM »
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I worked a couple of jobs during Uni, Belfast was cheap as noone else wanted to live there Very Happy and my parents paid tuition fees ....I think I have only loaned about £7000-£8000.
Should be paid off by the time I'm 27 Think
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #17 on: May 19, 2008, 10:21 PM »
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Erm.... let's see.... well, it depends what you are looking at. I mean, if you weren't at uni, you'd still have living expenses anyway. I think the real thing you want to be looking at is how much debt you are in. Currently, after 4 years at uni I owe £4,500ish. £3,300 of that is accumulating interest but not a huge amount, certainly less than a credit card would be doing, so I'm not that bothered. Anything else I have had to pay for, I did by working.
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #18 on: May 19, 2008, 10:24 PM »
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I honestly think that it stinks that you have to fork out a fortune to get a decent education - there's more people in the country now, therefore more people contributing to the funds, but obviously not working that way no  No-one should have to be in debt just to get an education.

Here in NZ, there are yearly school fees, irrespective of which school you go to, and I have to pay for all school books - the ones they use in lessons to learn from and write in fainting  I also have to pay for the privilage of the kids playing in the school footy teams!
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #19 on: May 19, 2008, 10:31 PM »
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Well, to be fair, I didn't have to get that £4,500 at all. I could have worked more and drank less and I would have had zero debt. I can understand having to borrow to pay the fees though. Although, at the same time, I never actually did that either.... I paid any fees for resit years myself.....
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #20 on: May 19, 2008, 10:55 PM »
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It cost my employer well over £100,000 for my masters, but it is a big company Smile
Where on earth did you take your masters that it ended up being that expensive? Harvard?
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #21 on: May 20, 2008, 12:13 AM »
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it cost me £1200 per year so £3600 overall for tuition fees
i lived at home cos uni was in driving distance so i didnt have to pay accomodation but yet i paid about £400 for all my books (this is what happens when you do an english course) so about £4000.
and if i do my masters its gonna cost me a further £2000 so about £6000 altogether. But i started uni the year before the tuition fees there went up to £3000 per year so I was quite lucky. £3000 per year is a ridiculous amount of money to pay for tuition fees. Although having said that the students get £200 to spend at blackwells book shop per year
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #22 on: May 20, 2008, 12:32 AM »
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Here in NZ, there are yearly school fees, irrespective of which school you go to, and I have to pay for all school books - the ones they use in lessons to learn from and write in fainting  I also have to pay for the privilage of the kids playing in the school footy teams!


Since my school called their fees a "donation" we refused to pay them after the first couple of years. The school messed both my brother and I around so much with not letting us take certain subjects, cancelling subjects, shambles with sports etc so my Mum just refused to give them unnecessary money. They sent reminders to pay it a few times, but couldn't make us as it was officially a "donation."
We also had to pay to be in the sports teams which was absolute bull**** since you didn't get anything for the money. With the football teams you would have to pay $40 to play, but then you would have to buy the kit on top of that and you wouldn't even get a coach. I don't know what the sports teachers did but it certainly wasn't taking charge of sports teams. Even for all the money you splashed out, you would have to hope someone's father would be willing to take a team. If you were lucky you might get a first 11 player to volunteer to take trainings in the week, but then he wouldn't be at the games on Saturdays as he'd be at his own so you wouldn't have any organisation for the games. Only the first 11 was properly organised and I was in it 1 year. Even with table tennis I had to pay the sports coordinator yet it was me who was in charge of the sport at the school for the last 3 years I was there. I had to do all the organisation, signing up players, entering competitions, transport etc. The only sport that was good for me was tennis as there was a maths teacher who was really into it. So he organised training and coaching and meetings and came to the matches in the weekens etc.
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #23 on: May 20, 2008, 12:35 AM »
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My Tuition fees cost £1800 per year for 4 years which SAAS pay.  I stay with parents and come January, I apply to SAAS for expenses which they give me half off whatever my travel total comes to for whole year.  That basically pays for books or I should say, would cover cost of books if I bought them.  I wont need a graduation loan as thats been scrapped.  I'm fortunate I dont need a loan as I have a pretty well paid job.
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #24 on: May 20, 2008, 12:40 AM »
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I honestly think that it stinks that you have to fork out a fortune to get a decent education - there's more people in the country now, therefore more people contributing to the funds, but obviously not working that way no  No-one should have to be in debt just to get an education.


With an ageing population (health care, hospitals, pensions etc.) they will be taking more out of the economy and with less of people of working age to pay for it all may explain why fees have been introduce.

But what pisses me of is the the Government is trying to encourage more people to go into further Education, seems a funny way of going about it Frown

 
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #25 on: May 20, 2008, 12:48 AM »
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Since my school called their fees a "donation" we refused to pay them after the first couple of years. The school messed both my brother and I around so much with not letting us take certain subjects, cancelling subjects, shambles with sports etc so my Mum just refused to give them unnecessary money. They sent reminders to pay it a few times, but couldn't make us as it was officially a "donation."
We also had to pay to be in the sports teams which was absolute bulls**t since you didn't get anything for the money. With the football teams you would have to pay $40 to play, but then you would have to buy the kit on top of that and you wouldn't even get a coach. I don't know what the sports teachers did but it certainly wasn't taking charge of sports teams. Even for all the money you splashed out, you would have to hope someone's father would be willing to take a team. If you were lucky you might get a first 11 player to volunteer to take trainings in the week, but then he wouldn't be at the games on Saturdays as he'd be at his own so you wouldn't have any organisation for the games. Only the first 11 was properly organised and I was in it 1 year. Even with table tennis I had to pay the sports coordinator yet it was me who was in charge of the sport at the school for the last 3 years I was there. I had to do all the organisation, signing up players, entering competitions, transport etc. The only sport that was good for me was tennis as there was a maths teacher who was really into it. So he organised training and coaching and meetings and came to the matches in the weekens etc.


Yes, I don't think that we shall be paying our 'donations' this year!  They've gone on the cat instead!  

The footy team contribution is $75 and they justify that by saying it goes towards the kits - but they don't get to keep them and they aren't replaced every year! Eyebrow raise.  This year though in the girls team, one of their players dad is quite well off and is buying them all a track suit, which is quite nice of him.  I wouldn't mind if they money went towards a trophy of some sort for each player, but all they get is a flipping certificate! grr
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #26 on: May 20, 2008, 12:50 AM »
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With an ageing population (health care, hospitals, pensions etc.) they will be taking more out of the economy and with less of people of working age to pay for it all may explain why fees have been introduce.


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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #27 on: May 20, 2008, 03:26 AM »
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Bwahaha!!! In America, a good university (at the level of say, Oxford) is $40,000 per YEAR, plus books, plus living expenses, plus meals!!!! A good school would cost about $15,000 per year at the least.
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #28 on: May 20, 2008, 08:34 AM »
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Yep, it's mega bucks! (Unless you go there on exchange from a British Uni and they pay your tuition fees Whistle)
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Re: What will your Education cost you? « Reply #29 on: May 20, 2008, 09:03 AM »
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Bwahaha!!! In America, a good university (at the level of say, Oxford) is $40,000 per YEAR, plus books, plus living expenses, plus meals!!!! A good school would cost about $15,000 per year at the least.


Isn't there LOADS of scholarships available though?
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