College Costs

  • College Should Be . . .

    Barry Lenson

    Our fans and students respond to our “fill in the blank” invitation on Facebook  StraighterLine recently set up a special Facebook page and invited visitors to fill in the blank in the statement “College should be ________.” Talk about fun! Here’s a quick summary of some of the comments that StraighterLine students and fans have slugged into that blank line. College should be . . . “About parting!” says Ismail Hasan (We think he meant “partying,” but let’s not split hairs.) “Affordable,” say Susan Selinsky Martin and Shanna Rogers “Cheap,” say Bilal Ahmed and Tracy Moore “Cheaper,” say Mandy Gauger, Annette Hill Gonder, and Ty Wallace “Cheaper and a guarantee for a career,” sa ...

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  • Burck Smith on the Changing Model of Education

    Barry Lenson

    The Changing Model of Higher Education: Burck Smith’s Comments to the American Enterprise Institute As we have written in the past, our CEO Burck Smith is one of the real innovators in American higher education. We were reminded about that again recently when we reviewed this video of some comments he made to members of the American Enterprise Institute. Here are some outtakes from what he had to say. On the past structure of American higher education . . .   “In the late 1800’s, we basically decided that yes, college is a public good, and we do want to subsidize it, and the market will not fulfill it. So at that time, in the late 1800s, college was pretty clearly defined. It was a clear, time-delimited, resident ...

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  • What Does the Election Mean for Students?

    Barry Lenson

    Since we don’t have a crystal ball, we can’t predict exactly what this month’s election will mean for students. But as soon as the day after elections were held, a few trends began to emerge that could spell good news for students. John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House, said that he was hoping for more cooperation “across the aisle” with Democrats. He also said that he was not going to remain staunchly opposed to all forms of government spending or raising taxes. And in his acceptance speech, president Obama returned to the idea that cooperation between the two parties would be a very good thing. What is the best that we can hope for if the era of gridlock is really behind us? Let’s hope that issues like these wil ...

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  • Still More Ways for Online Students to Save Money

    Barry Lenson

    Still More Ways for Online Students to Save Money Are you planning to spend the coming school year as an online student? That could be a very wise choice. You could save tens of thousands of dollars on tuition and room and board in just one year. Plus, you are going to save even more money, because you are not going to pay for lots of other stuff either . . . Bed raisers Coffee maker or hot pot Dorm fridge Futon Gas, parking and other transportation costs Linens Mirror for your dorm wall New wardrobe of clothes for class Oscillating fan Posters and other artwork for your dorm room Shower caddy Transportation to and from campus Under-bed storage bins Bet you can add to that list too! Why not take a minute a ...

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  • Rutgers Students Paying $1,000 Annually to Support Athletics

    Barry Lenson

    Rutgers Students Paying $1,000 Annually to Support Athletics We love athletics. What could be better than watching football while sitting on squishy cushions in frigid bleachers?  We also love banging together inflated plastic tubes at basketball games. We even love watching college swim meets when all we can see are bobbing swim caps and we have no idea at all who is winning or losing. Go team. No doubt about it. Sports are big fun. But here’s a sobering question for you. Are you willing to personally pay $1,000 a year to support the athletic program at your university? We are talking about $1,000. That’s a lot of money. It is, in fact, more than an entire freshman year of college if you enroll in StraighterLine’s Freshman Year ...

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