These "most expensive college" stories that come out every once and awhile are ridiculous. So many colleges are separated in tuition by just a few hundred dollars. Not only that, but they don't adjust for financial aid spending. If they did, the results would show that Vassar is not nearly so expensive for the majority - 62% - of its students.
While I do recognize your point, that most colleges are only separated in tuition by a few hundred dollars, I don't understand that other point you are trying to make.Who are these 62% of students who don't consider Vassar expensive?I know that I can speak for a fair majority of students when I say that the price of attending Vassar is far too high. We have way too many unqualified tenured teachers, we could certainly dispose of a dean of two, and student services (like storage, b&g requests) are seriously lacking.I'm glad to hear that Capppy is committed to making Vassar more affordable, or at least more responsible with its spending - hopefully this isn't just talk and we'll actually see some of this come through.
thank God for meeting 100% financial need
But the trouble with making Vassar more affordable is that that would mean increasing our endowment spending and using resources that could be used to build new buildings and hire more professors. Not that reducing tuition is an unimportant goal, but it just has to be considered as part of a trade-off.
this list must be on crack, because i know for a fact that NYU charges more in tuition and costs almost almost 60,000 a year after room, food, and books. AND they're super stingy about financial aid. my best friend would laugh if she saw this list and saw that NYU was missing from it.
vassar? meeting 100% of financial aid needs? you have to be joking. my aid package came no where near what my family was initially promised. i'm taking out huge, crippling loans to pay for my education. this diploma better get me a kick-ass job or i'm screwed.
Graduated from Vassar a couple of years ago. Grew up middle class, two working parents, combined salary in the high five figures. The aid package I got from Vassar was the largest of the 6 colleges that admitted me and reduced tuition to about 1/3rd of the full price. Additionally, following my father's disability & unemployment in my Junior year, we received further reductions for my Senior tuition.
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