Tag Archive | "Tuition"

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Addressing High Cost Of College Tuition Important to HCC Students

Posted on 05 December 2016 by

Students at Housatonic agree that paying tuition can be a burden, but they disagree on how to address the problem. Some assume college students would support  Bernie Sanders’ plan for free college tuition. But it is not that simple, as students have differing and unique ideas on how to lower college tuition. Hector A. Mendez […] Continue Reading…

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No College Tuition: President Obama’s Plan

Posted on 27 April 2015 by

No college tuition for community college students would be a weight lifted for many people.   The proposal is that the federal government will cover 75 percent of the cost, and the state would have to pick up the remaining 25 percent of the cost. On the plus side, there will be more student services for […] Continue Reading…

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Education Shouldn’t Be a Debt Sentence

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

It was in the fall of 2008 when I first enrolled at HCC. I was 18 and working two jobs in order to pay my tuition via installment plan. My mother who was going through a divorce at the time, couldn’t offer me any financial support, and good old FAFSA required me to provide her […] Continue Reading…

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Free Money Giveaway?

Posted on 04 November 2014 by

College students love money; in fact everybody loves money. One of the most easiest ways for students to receive money is receiving a Federal Student Aid refund check from their college. One of the most exciting days for college students is when their leftover money from their financial aid is deposited into their bank account, or […] Continue Reading…

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Private School Emptied Their Bank Accounts

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

In the past, I would play the scenario in my head in response to being asked what school I attended. I would say “I went to Yale and majored in Computer Science,” then my listener’s eyes would widen and their voice would get higher as they replied, “WOW! You must be really smart.” However, my […] Continue Reading…

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Meeting Financial Need

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Financial Aid grants are available for those who may need extra funds to pay for their schooling, right? Well, not for everyone. Some students in need of financial aid, can’t receive it because he or she does not qualify for it. If a student is still living with a parent, or parents, Financial Aid wants […] Continue Reading…

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How to Slash the Price of your Education

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Said simply, School Ain’t Cheap. Students pay, on average, $22,826 a year for in-state tuition at a four year college. Private college tuition runs at approximately $44,750 a year. As many students and parents who foot the bills have said, ”money doesn’t grow on a tree in their backyard.”  Many students just cannot afford these […] Continue Reading…

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Tuition Anxiety

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

I lost track of time sitting at my desk looking intensely at the computer screen. I was flipping through online college catalogs and scrolling through my iPhone reading emails from Rutgers, The King’s, Tulane, and UPenn, among many others. I was smiling because I had choices. Sitting on my soft purple chair next to the […] Continue Reading…