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Subject: Speaking Of Economics


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NUSuperfan
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Date Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 11:15:19am
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The new inflation rate is up 8.3%. The US Debt is approaching 31 trillion dollars. The fact that many colleges are suffering should come as no surprise to anyone.
Families can longer meet the tuition, board and fees even with loans and grants provided by the schools and government.

When most of us went to school it was relatively inexpensive. We were the lucky ones. Many kids are going to work instead or attending cheap vocational schools or community colleges; these diploma, certificate and AAS, AS technical degrees are all that is needed to get jobs in those chosen fields or areas of study.

So when it comes to the Niagara's of this world, with their outlandish tuition, fees and board costs, it's no wonder that applications for admission are down. People are choosing between food and front over gas and other sustinences.

I was even luckier as I had full scholarships for my undergraduate, and master's program. Only my doctorate at London cost me anything out of pocket; and even the doctoral tuition, etc. at London was relatively cheap.

The kids today are at such a disadvantage, no wonder the suicide rates and drug use is so high. Sad, very sad, indeed.

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Maldez
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Date Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 04:35:54pm
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Good post, Soup...a lot of good points.

As for me, when I graduated from Niagara back in the 70s I was about $6,000 in debt with student loans and thought I had ruined my life with that mountain of obligation. How would I ever dig myself out! That's a bag of shells in today's world.

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NUSuperfan
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Date Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 05:46:59pm
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Yeah, I owed $5,000 after London. My Chairman and Committee Head also hated Americans.

I just paid it off over the years like you, no doubt, did. In our cases, it was all worth it. If Niagara had a Criminology or Criminal Justice Program back than, I probably would have gone there. I loved NU that much.

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