College Shouldn’t Cost an Arm and a Leg

Barry Lenson

There are lots of reasons why college shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. One is that if you pay an arm and a leg for anything, you are going to look like a boomerang. But there are lots of other reasons too.

If we start throwing numbers around, the whole issue of how much college costs can become pretty abstract.  That’s why I decided to create two pie charts to help us visualize what we are talking about when we say that college is claiming far too much of a typical family budget.

So here we go . . .



Those charts help me visualize the reality that as an expenditure, college is claiming way too much of many family budgets. One solution is to use low-cost online learningto reduce educaitonal expenses to an acceptable level.

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