Post # 1
Howdy y’all. Sorry about all the posts lately…..you know how this whole “planning life” thing goes…you tend to have a lot of questions….haha. Soooooo there are a lot of grad school posts but I’m just starting my undergrad (well, technically I’m almost a senior with 85? 90? units, but I did it a community college and paid cash). Of COURSE I knew undergrad cost a lot, but the costs have gone up (tripled) from when I started college four years ago and I’m just having trouble swallowing what my approximate total cost will be for my bachelor’s. Even though I have a lot of units, it’s nursing school and it’s 5-6 semesters at 7K a semester, so like $35K total.
I knew it would be a lot, I knew, I just, hadn’t really sat down and run the numbers. *sigh* I had/have no parental assistance which is why it’s taking so long (I’m 22).
Comfort me by telling me how much you paid for your BA/BS and what state you live in???
For giggles, what’s your BA/BS in?
Post # 3
My private undergrad cost $48k a year when I was enrolled. I graduated in 2008, and I wouldn’t want to look at what it costs now. I had a scholarship for half of tuition. My parents gave me a few thousand a year, but I used student loans for the rest. It’s a lot, but I don’t regret it. I’m a lawyer so I added about $50k worth of law school loans on top of that.
ETA: I went to undergrad in Massachusetts (where I’m from). I went to law school in Florida (where I live now). My BS is in Chemistry.
Post # 4
35K total really isn’t that bad. Mine was more than that per year, so times that by 4 aaaand my private education cost way too much
Post # 5
I have a BA in English with 2 minors. I live in Canada but my costs (not counting living, car, gas,) was 6K per year. So a total of $24K. Then on top of that I pay an extra 2K (minimum) per year for books. So a GRAND TOTAL OF. . .
(I wish I owned a drum for a good old drum roll right now)
$32,000 for a piece of paper!
A nursing program here costs 9K per year though for a total of 36K plus extra for textbooks.
Hope that makes you feel better! At least with nursing you can graduate and then go out for the job hunt. I need another degree after this one if I ever want to stand a chance at MAYBE getting a job!
Post # 6
College was paid for out of funds gifted by my great grandma, so I honestly don’t know how much was paid. I attended a state school in Washington and graduated with a BA in organizational communication.
Post # 7
I received about $30k in financial aid a year, took out loans and my mom paid some… and I still have $58k in loans to pay back. Godawful expensive. Just about $200k total for 4 years.
Post # 8
I went to undergrad in Florida for free on a combination of scholarships. Tuition was 100% paid for by Bright Futures (funded by the state lottery) and everything else was paid for by a merit scholarship that was discontinued a year or two later. I majored in Political Science (thank god it was free haha)
Post # 9
My BA in biology cost 40k (amount of loans I have) for four years. I went to school in Kansas.
Post # 10
$35K seems pretty reasonable, especially since you’ll graduate as a nurse and be employable.
My private undergrad tuition was about $52K a year, I graduated in 3 years though. Working hard to pay off the loans now 🙂
Post # 11
I went to an in-state university with a male dominated major. I paid very little for my education and had almost no debt leaving school.
I live in CT, went to UConn, and majored in actuarial science. I was in the honors program and was a Nutmeg Scholar, with additional scholarships for being in the actuarial science program. My major required no secondary schooling before joining the work force.
I felt as thought I got an amazing education. I now have a great job and I’m very happy with my decision.
Post # 12
With living expenses and all that my BS in biochemistry was about $40,000 in Minnesota. I paid for about 2/3 with scholarships (I clicked other for this), paid for my last 2 years of living expenses with my student job, and my parents paid for the rest. I managed to graduate with some savings luckily, becuase I hit about $100 in both checking and savings before I found a job (it would have lasted longer if I hadn’t been supporting both FI and I).
Post # 13
I started undergrad 15 years ago, and it was 25k a year. My school is 42.5k a year now.
Post # 14
I went to a private university that was $49K a year. My parents paid the majority of my tuition and I received $10K in scholarships a year.
Post # 15
I went to a public university in Georgia as an out of state student. Tuition was around 35K per year w/o room and board.
Had financial aid, paid for the rest myself, and ended up 35k in debt (now paid off). Total would probably be around 50K.
BS in computer science. Happy with how I ended up.
Post # 16
Mine cost $5-6 k a year and my degree was 5 years. So around $25-30 k total. I’m doing an Honours BA in History, and concurrent H BA in Education. I live in Ontario, and I am (very very) lucky to have my parents pay for my education.