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#1 Posted by DriveupLife (915 posts) -

Leaving college in two months, finally coming to terms with how my repayment schedule is going to look. 
 
If you're willing, post the cost of your first bachelor's degree. I'll begin, since I don't think anyone is going to beat my number. Also post the name of the school you attended, and the degree you received. This is the whole package that you owe, not necessarily every single cost of the degree like books etc.
 
University of Miami (private) 
bachelors of science in Industrial Engineering
 $143,000.00

#2 Edited by Andorski (5308 posts) -

University of California, Irvine
Bachelors of Science in Biology 
$96,000 
 
[edit] I have this weird feeling that someone is going to use this small amount of information to perform identity theft on me now.

#3 Posted by Punk1984 (549 posts) -

Washburn University
Bachelors of Arts (Advertising)
$44,000 (w/o plus loan)

#4 Posted by dantheman1515 (297 posts) -

UCSB Physics, 120,000.

#5 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I did one year at Northwestern, 40 grand. Now I'm at a Canadian school, a much more not insane 10 grand a year.

#6 Posted by roc_553 (209 posts) -
@nintendoeats: What school?
#7 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@roc_553: Dalhousie in Nova Scotia.
#8 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -
@DriveupLife:  My brother went to undergrad at University of Miami.  Yeah, it's pretty expensive.  Then my sister went to Tulane University, which ran about $160,000.
 
Me, public junior college and now public university at zero cost (Thank you, Florida Bright Futures Scholarship).
#9 Posted by roc_553 (209 posts) -
@nintendoeats: Cool. Also, no offense, but I chuckled a little bit when the first thing I saw on their website was curling. 
 
As for me, I'm finishing my second year at a local community college. Maybe I'll transfer somewhere expensive.
#10 Posted by Turambar (6780 posts) -

University of Wisconsin - Madison.
 
Was bout 7k per semester.  Just about debt free in another half a year of working.

#11 Edited by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

Holy fuck, thank god college is free in Ireland, the most I've ever had to pay was €1500 per year. Although the new government is talking about implementing a graduate tax.

#12 Posted by NeVeRMoRe666 (268 posts) -
@DriveupLife:  My undergrad was probably a little bit under $24 000, altogether. 
 
Law School is $12 500 a year.
 
God, I love Canada. Socialism rocks. :P
#13 Posted by lilburtonboy7489 (1948 posts) -
@Turambar said:
" University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Was bout 7k per semester.  Just about debt free in another half a year of working. "
hey that's where i go!
#14 Posted by BigLemon (1022 posts) -
@NeVeRMoRe666 said:
"Law School is $12 500 a year.  God, I love Canada. Socialism rocks. :P "
My mouth is agape at that low, low number.... 
 
I must move to Canada
#15 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Finishing up an Associates in Social/Behavioral Sciences here at a community college in Maryland for I guess $0. Just had to pay for books. 
 
@CitizenKane
said:

Me, public junior college and now public university at zero cost (Thank you, Florida Bright Futures Scholarship). "
I'm kinda tempted to move back to Florida once I start working on a Bachelor's because my parents have been investing in one of those Florida college prepaid plans, it will make things easier to just go to a college down there. 
#16 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

Oh god, its sooo much. I don't even want to post it :(
I got Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Its like 200K a year not including scholar ships and loans.

#17 Posted by Phantom (182 posts) -

Here in Australia I am accruing a debt of roughly AU $8,000 per year,  my course is only three years and I can defer the fees because the Australian Government has a scheme of low interest loans to students- the loan will be paid back through a tax when my income is high enough. 
 
Note: $8k Australian= ~$8k US

#18 Edited by NeVeRMoRe666 (268 posts) -
@BigLemon:  Unfortunately, government support for tuition is only open to Canadian citizens. International students still pay out of the ass...but it's probably still cheaper than going to College/University in the states. 
 
Getting a JD here though, at least in my opinion, is still more worthwhile than going to the States. We only have ~12 schools, so the market is widely available; the articuling rate at my school is at or around 98%. I had thought briefly of studying at NYU or Georgetown, but I couldn't get over the cost.
#19 Posted by JazzyJeff (400 posts) -

I'm sorry, but there is a serious problem when a decent college education costs people over $100,000. The education system here (U.S.) is just busted.

#20 Posted by one_2nd (2359 posts) -
@NeVeRMoRe666 said:
" @DriveupLife:  My undergrad was probably a little bit under $24 000, altogether.   Law School is $12 500 a year.  God, I love Canada. Socialism rocks. :P "
canada is socialist? the fuck?
#21 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@one_2nd said:
" @NeVeRMoRe666 said:
" @DriveupLife:  My undergrad was probably a little bit under $24 000, altogether.   Law School is $12 500 a year.  God, I love Canada. Socialism rocks. :P "
canada is socialist? the fuck? "
We are kinda socalist but you know what canada is bad ass.
#22 Posted by Patman99 (1581 posts) -

For an undergraduate degree in anthropology at University of Victoria, it is around $5,000 a year... and people here complain that tuition is too high... bastards.

#23 Edited by MikeOfAllTrades (29 posts) -

University of Minnesota 
Computer Science 
$90,000 
 
Very proud that I've managed to pay off half of that in 4 years after graduation without ever moving back in with the 'rents or receiving help from anyone.  It'll be nice to actually start saving once this weight is off my shoulders.

#24 Posted by Amilmitt (237 posts) -

Art Institute of Vancouver
3D modeling for animation and games
$50,000 for a 21 month program.
 
its actually a very grueling program, so much so that getting a part time job is out of the question unless i have a death wish.

#25 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -

Bachelor in Media informatics @ Kirstianstad Högskola - Cost: FREE
Master in Interaction design @ Malmö Högskola - Cost: FREE
 
Swedish education baby! They even pay you around $200-$300 a month just for studying.

#26 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

My university course at Leeds (uk) is £3450 a year.

#27 Posted by Icemael (6321 posts) -

Nothing. Studying is free in Sweden.

#28 Posted by Vinny_Says (5706 posts) -
@Vodun said:
" Bachelor in Media informatics @ Kirstianstad Högskola - Cost: FREEMaster in Interaction design @ Malmö Högskola - Cost: FREE Swedish education baby! They even pay you around $200-$300 a month just for studying. "
@Icemael said:
" Nothing. Studying is free in Sweden. "
I now officially hate Sweden.
#29 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -
@blacklabeldomm: Hey, it aint all great. We also have surströmming and djungelvrål.
#30 Posted by Nick (666 posts) -

I'm at University of British Columbia, in Vancouver Canada. It's about $5000 per year not including the cost of books.
#31 Posted by Tordah (2479 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" Nothing. Studying is free in Sweden. "
Likewise here in Finland. Actually, I get paid to study.
#32 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -

$15,000 NZ in course fees so far and around $12,000 NZ to go. 
 
At the University of Auckland, originally studying Electrical Engineering, but switched over to Software Engineering.

#33 Edited by iSylence (345 posts) -

Massey University, New Zealand
BInfSc joint major Computer Science and Information Technology.
About $16,000 :) 
Lived with my parents and didn't have to pay rent. Our government subsidises a lot of it and we have interest free loans. New Zealand is pretty awesome, you should come.
 
Edit: Sweden does sound a bit cooler though lol. I get paid a bit from the government to study but not that much. Still gotta pay the course fees each year too.

#34 Posted by dagas (2831 posts) -

I paid 6000 CAD per semester in Canada for a year and then I said F it and went home to Sweden to study for free. It was a great experience, but it wasn't worth that much money and my scholarship only covered roughly 1/3 to 1/2 of the tuition cost. Still I have €30k in student loans because even though school is free you still have to pay rent, buy food etc.

#35 Posted by Xeiphyer (5604 posts) -

Its costing me around $7000/year currently, so not too bad. Probably going to end up somewhere around $30,000.

#36 Posted by Hourai (2795 posts) -
@Nick said:
" I'm at University of British Columbia, in Vancouver Canada. It's about $5000 per year not including the cost of books. "
I'm going there in a year or so. Any idea how much a room costs?
#37 Posted by nick_verissimo (1385 posts) -

My soul, my social life and my regimented sleep schedule.

#38 Posted by Ben99 (1135 posts) -

they pay us here for education. seriously .

#39 Posted by owl_of_minerva (1455 posts) -

Nothing. In Australia you can defer payments until you earn over a certain amount, in which case it will be subtracted from one's salary.

#40 Edited by NoelVeiga (1099 posts) -

Spanish here. Not really the same system, but my 5 year degree went for about 3000 euros.  Not per year, the whole thing. 
 
It was kind of annoying, because my family did not qualify to get that for free by so little (only a tiny bit over the income level at which higher education stops being free and you even get some money to pay for books and rent).

#41 Edited by marc (505 posts) -

Some of the prices here are nuts :S
 
Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland. 
Computer Engineering
6 years of schooling
School expenses when all said and done will be roughly $25,000
I'm $8000 in the hole with student loans now 2 years in. I get enough grants along with my student loans to pay living expenses, and in Newfoundland there is ZERO interest on student loans.
 
There are also paid work terms starting in year 4, and they pay well enough such that loans aren't needed anymore, so really my debt will be under $20K when I finish.

#42 Posted by Cramsy (1168 posts) -
@owl_of_minerva said:
" Nothing. In Australia you can defer payments until you earn over a certain amount, in which case it will be subtracted from one's salary. "
HECS SUP!? 
 
Journalism degree is going to be about 20k or something. Don't have to worry about that for a while though.
#43 Edited by Sogeman (871 posts) -

Right now I'm paying 16,5€ (that doesn't go to the University, it's wasted on stupid student groups who waste it on useless gender studies and shit) a semester. I'm in my 4th. After the 8th I'd have to pay something over 300€/semester. The majority of the money I spend is on train tickets (55€/month) and the subway ticket (50€/4 months). And anything I might need like books and shit.
 
They are thinking about putting the 300€/semster in place from the start though.

#44 Edited by DEllen (149 posts) -

£0. Scotland Is awesome. University is still free for Scottish and international students. 

#45 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

Undergrad tuiton+books ~$20,000. Overall (rent, food, bank interest, luxuries, necessities etc) ~$40,000. Biochemistry major. 

#46 Posted by ebritt (149 posts) -

In the UK my fees alone will be £10,000 for all three years then there is living costs etc which is running at about £6k a year at least (london is expensive) but this all pales in comparison to what some students in the US have to pay. Even when the fees rise to £9,000 a year for england students its going to be tiny in comparison.

#47 Posted by SirBlimE (167 posts) -

Like sweden and finland, we get paid to go to school in Denmark.

#48 Posted by DelroyLindo (387 posts) -

I go to University in Scotland. So after 5 years of study I don't have to pay a single thing, the government funds university for all Scottish people who study in Scotland. Win.

#49 Posted by jaak170 (11 posts) -

I can't believe what I see here :) I didn't know that education in the US cost that much. I live in Estonia (a neighbouring country of Finland and Sweden too basically) and education doesn't cost anything here too. 

#50 Posted by Bollard (5527 posts) -

I'm looking at about a £50,000 debt coming out of Uni thanks to the current government! Thanks for that. Fees of £9000 a year is awesome.  
 
But it's crazy how much the costs vary! From $150,000 to free in most European countries seemingly. Madness.