Why has college tuition more expensive than in the past? Related Questions

Why has college tuition more expensive than in the past?
Asked By Geoffrey F,Last Answer By Found-1 At 2009.12,1 Answers

I recently read that between 1996 and 2006 college tuition in the USA increased an average of 80% while prices in general only increased 30% in that period. Why? Where is the extra money raised going to?

What are some jobs that will help pay college tuition?
Asked By juiceballs154,Last Answer By beut_els_guese At 2009.12,1 Answers

I don't know about 'jobs'...any job will help you pay for college.

I think what you are asking is about tuition reimbursement.

Some companies offer this to employees: FedEx, UPS, Home Depot, to name a few.

Good luck.

College tuition and payments should cost less?
Asked By i love mark*steenhuis :],Last Answer By E At 2009.12,1 Answers

i am doing a project for english on why college payments should cost less, or nothing at all. I must convince someone why payments should cost less. please explain to me your thoughts on payments and tuition and why it should be lowered. what would it help the country with? thanks so much in advance.

What is the average college tuition rate in the US?
Asked By tinapay23,Last Answer By staonfire4sure At 2009.12,1 Answers

3 to 6 thousand per semester that includes books and other stuff

Is it my right to sit-in on a community college class without paying tuition?
Asked By Slosh,Last Answer By jamers At 2011.03,1 Answers

This seems odd, but i don't personally care if i receive credit for taking a class. If I am interested in learning something, say, html design, and the local community (tax-payer supported) college offers it; what's to prevent me from attending each class without paying tuition?

I don't expect to receive a grade. In fact, i don't even plan on raising my hand. I pay taxes just like everyone else and i don't mind that no-one can read a piece of paper that says "this man is proficient in html design."

Should college students be able to pay tuition with Community Service?
Asked By Gymnast29,Last Answer By aabd13 At 2009.12,1 Answers

I would like to know what you think of college students paying their tuition with community service.

Is it my right to sit-in on a community college class without paying tuition?
Asked By Slosh,Last Answer By jamers At 2009.12,1 Answers

This seems odd, but i don't personally care if i receive credit for taking a class. If I am interested in learning something, say, html design, and the local community (tax-payer supported) college offers it; what's to prevent me from attending each class without paying tuition?

I don't expect to receive a grade. In fact, i don't even plan on raising my hand. I pay taxes just like everyone else and i don't mind that no-one can read a piece of paper that says "this man is proficient in html design."

How many years will FAFSA supply financial aid for college tuition?
Asked By Mike G,Last Answer By reisa2 At 2009.12,1 Answers

Is it indefinite? Meaning I will receive financial aid as long as I am in college. Or is there a specific number of years that FAFSA can be used.

Instead of paying overpriced college tuition should we bring back apprentice programs?
Asked By -doozer-,Last Answer By |~RKQS12~| At 2009.12,1 Answers

I know the whole point of college is to become "well rounded", however, many people would rather focus on one area of study.

I know many people who end up quitting college because they are not good at certain subjects. Shouldn't we focus on what we're good at?

Wouldn't these types of programs be cheaper and more personal?

Should we bring back apprentice programs?

I am J-2 visa, would like to attend com. college. will i be considered resident (tuition purpose) after 1 year
Asked By td,Last Answer By PUGBOY At 2009.12,1 Answers

I am with J-2 visa staying in California since 14 months. I would like to attend community college. Will i be considered california resident (for tuition purpose) after 1 year stay. Thanks.

What is the most cost effective way to cover $25,000 per year in college tuition with good credit?
Asked By Tuition terror time,Last Answer By NotAnyoneYouKnow At 2009.12,1 Answers

Jellybeanchick is right - welcome to the world of 2008 college financing.

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, there was a robust market for what are known as "private" or "alternative" loans. These loans were offered by a fairly substantial number of large, well-known lenders - and a few subsidiaries of large well-known lenders that focused exclusively on student loans.

Those loans weren't necessarily the best option, because the interest rates were high and variable, and that created a very significant risk that the prevailing interest rate on these loans could skyrocket by the time the loans were repaid. Many students borrowed far more than they could reasonably afford to repay, and then came here, wanting to know what to do about their $86,000 balance with the 12% interest, and the $1800 monthly payments.

Sadly, it's unlikely that you'll even face that temptation, because the worldwide lending and credit crisis has pretty much eviscerated the educational lending market. Many of the largest players have left the industry completely - some shutting their doors forever. The largest bank in the US, Bank of America, is making NO private educational loans whatsoever at the moment. Visit the website of another major player "Campus Door", and you'll be greeted by a dire warning that you shouldn't really expect to qualify for a loan at this time.

The reality is - and I hate to say this - that students can not afford a $25,000 school right now - unless they have about $20,000 of their own funds to contribute. You can rely on the $5500-7500 that is available from the federal government's Stafford loan program - and that's about it. Even with "good credit", you are going to experience a frustrating struggle getting any legitimate lender to give you $20,000 for school.

What student applicants tend to forget - in their hope of paying for an expensive school - is that educational loans are high risk loans. If you were applying for a business loan or a mortgage loan, you would have to demonstrate to the lender that you had the current income to repay the loan. You would also be required to provide some form of collateral - something of value that the bank could retain a security interest in, if you weren't able to pay. A student loan is a loan of several thousand dollars made to a (usually) unemployed young man or woman, usually with a meager credit history - asking the bank to please trust that they'll really truly pay it back. And they very well may - IF they graduate - IF they get a good job - and IF they manage their other financial responsibilities well enough to pay all of their monthly obligations out of the available income.

Banks are not making that type of loan right now. I wish you the very best of luck - and I strongly caution you to limit your search to legitimate, well-known lenders, and not be pressured into taking a chance with some fly-by-night fraud outfit.

I'm sorry that the news is not more encouraging.

I owe a college $8000 in tuition, but I'm not attending that school anymore. Will this effect my income tax?
Asked By clemson69,Last Answer By CALLIE♥ At 2009.12,1 Answers

I started out owing them $2000. Not it has went up. They also charged for me for 2 semesters that I didn't attend. Any answers/

My son cashed savings bonds to pay his college tuition. Does he have to claim the interest on his taxes?
Asked By Cathy B,Last Answer By TaxMan At 2009.12,1 Answers

Unfortunately, he will have to claim the interest unless he was filing tax return all along and claiming the yearly interest every year (which most people don't know to do...see below).

You may have heard that interest on US Savings Bonds can be exempt from federal taxes if the proceeds are used to pay for education. This is only true IF the bonds are issued to someone who has already reached the age of 24. Bonds issued to someone younger than 24 will not be exempt from federal taxes under this provision.

Basically, the bonds need to be issued in the name of the child's parent and used for the child's education (or the parent's education for that matter). As long as the child is still the dependent of the parent in whose name the bond is issued, the parent can cash the bond, use it for their dependent's education, and if other things are OK (like the parent's income is below a certain amount), the interest is federal tax exempt.

If the bonds are issued in the name of the child, they will not fall under this provision.

All interest on US Savings bonds is exempt from STATE and LOCAL taxes no matter what.

Sorry for the bad news.

(alternate claiming method)

One can claim the interest on a US Savings Bond in the year the bond is cashed, or they can claim the interest accrued in the year it is earned. This is an all-or-nothing proposition. You must start claiming the interest in the first year you own the bond and keep claiming it every year until it is cashed OR claim all the interest in the year it is cashed. You can't do some of each.

Why is claiming the interest each year more beneficial?

If the interest is less than $800, and the person who makes the interest has no other income (like a child, for example), even though they MUST file a tax return each year, the tax due is zero. That's right, the first $800 of unearned income is federal tax exempt. Starting in 2006, that amount increases to $850. Therefore, if you have a child who owns US Savings Bonds, it may be better to file a tax return for them every year and claim the interest so that when the bond is eventually cashed, the amount of interest they must claim will be much less. It can be a slight pain-in-the-butt figuring out how much interest the bond earned each year and then filing a tax return for the child, but it can be well worth the effort. There are web sites that calculate the interest a bond earns in a specific year.

Is College in Europe expensive?
Asked By yo,Last Answer By Antoine G At 2009.12,1 Answers

is it more expensive than the US?

How expensive would it be to study abroad in Europe instead of going to college in the USA?
Asked By [192882],Last Answer By an bhuil gaeilge agat? At 2009.12,1 Answers

Why do people study abroad?

I hear it's actually really cheap to study in Europe? I'm confused. Because Europe is generally expensive...

Can someone just give me an overview of why people study abroad, the requirements to study abroad, and if it's more expensive/less expensive? Thanks.

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