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Well, first and foremost, I got the FAS Bright Futures scholarship, the USF Director's Scholarship, I'm pending on the Veteran's of Foreign Wars scholarships...

Last but not least, I got this check the other day, and it is 100% scholarship....
 

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nice. all in all i probably have gotten 130,000-140,000 in scholarships

24 K a year from UM

3,000 a year FL bright futures

4,000 a year FRAG

and some other random ones
 
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Wow, my school's valedictorian got that UM scholarship, if I could do it all again, I'd go for it
 

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Wow, my school's valedictorian got that UM scholarship, if I could do it all again, I'd go for it
lol im no where near valedictorian...ur going to usf? why there?
 

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You know, I'd love to see a study on how "valuable" an education turns out to be, especially if you don't have scholarships.

What I mean is, graduating undergrad from USF or FSU or UM or even Colombia or Harvard, you'd be hard pressed to make your tuition money back in three or four years with only a bachelor's...and then after figuring the cost to go to graduate school for an additional 2 to 3 years, you're talking about a scholastic cost of $250,000 or more and that's not even factoring in private high-school or elementary school to say nothing of said student having student loan interest payments possibly due as well.

I'd love to know who'd be better off, the kid who went to college out of pocket or the kid who said "ah screw it" and bought google stock with his $200,000.

Sorry, I'm graduating on Tuesday and just had to get that off my chest.
 

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ya TSwift, my dad says these 4 years of college are pretty worthless but it is a stepping stone towards graduate school...

as for buying google stock what percentage of returns are we looking at....i mean idk too much about stocks but if we do a 6% return for 200 k then that is 12 k a year...not that good because you will have to dip into the principle with diminishing returns each year...not to mention the stock market is a gamble especially in this day and age.... i say education is still probably the better investment
 

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college is more than just going to class.
 

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college is more than just going to class.
i know... and you know what i mean...im talking education wise you can wipe ur ass with the piece of paper that undergrad colleges give
 

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I'm going to be earning in the high 5 figures starting this fall (with my soon to be partner's work, we will be earning 6 figures together), I don't know what the hell you guys are doing with your 4-year degree.
 

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Working in a HR department for a pharmaceutical company. No, I'm not going to be a payroll specialist or some other BS like that. :)
 

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I'm going to be earning in the high 5 figures starting this fall (with my soon to be partner's work, we will be earning 6 figures together), I don't know what the hell you guys are doing with your 4-year degree.

I'm going to law-school, but that's beside the point.

My point is simply for a 4 year degree to cost 6 figures to then produce a person who will earn 5 figures it just doesn't seem all that rational to me.

I understand that by and large America produces a system of dynastic wealth whereby those who go to college on their own dime are generally resistant to the cost and use the higher education to keep on keepin' on and most of the rest of the population has some form of scholarship or financial aid to offset the costs to make this worthwhile, but I must openly wonder about John Doe who went to university X got a bachelors with extremely limited financial assistance and has to work straight out of undergrad to pay off his student loans and looks at yearly salaries that essentially covered a year or a year and a half in college.

That's all I was getting at, not where I or you or anyone else is going to be in 2, 5 or 20 years...
 

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My point is simply for a 4 year degree to cost 6 figures to then produce a person who will earn 5 figures it just doesn't seem all that rational to me.
A degree costs 6 figures all together not just one year. Upper 5 figures in salary (90k+, plus benefits) for one year doesn't seem that bad or uneven in my view.

I will say I'm skewed because I was on athletic scholarship my first 2 years of college and only paid the last two myself but I will easily be ahead after just one year out in the workforce at age 23.

My main point is, the perception that you have to go on to graduate school to have a well-paying job (if that is your focus) isn't true.
 

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My point is simply for a 4 year degree to cost 6 figures to then produce a person who will earn 5 figures it just doesn't seem all that rational to me.
A degree costs 6 figures all together not just one year. Upper 5 figures in salary (90k+, plus benefits) for one year doesn't seem that bad or uneven in my view.

I will say I'm skewed because I was on athletic scholarship my first 2 years of college and only paid the last two myself but I will easily be ahead after just one year out in the workforce at age 23.

My main point is, the perception that you have to go on to graduate school to have a well-paying job (if that is your focus) isn't true.
I don't think I really had a focus, just thinking out loud, and I guess I'll leave it at that.
 

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I'm graduating community college on the 15th and it has costed me maybe $5,000 thus far. I have paid it out of pocket so far, no loans.

I'm going to JMU for 2 years in the fall and I'm going to need about $30,000 in loans for that. No reason I can't have that paid off before I'm out of my 20's, and after that, I'll be making about $40,000 per year if not more. It's more than worth it for me.
 

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100% bright futures for FSU

100% BF to FSU! And other random grants that leave me owing like 2K on freshmen year...

GO NOLES!
 

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I got a free ride from Wyoming after my dad's alumni bonus and the fact that he's in its hall of fame. Then I got the rest off from academics but the school is dirt cheap anyway so it's not a real vast amount. But as snobbish as it seems I couldn't go out to Wyoming. The closest piece of civilization(Denver) is two and half hours away.

Anyway, I'm going to Tennessee in the fall and will pay around 5,000 a year after scholarships and what not. I'm happy with it, I may have gotten more but I completely blew off 9th grade and it killed my GPA but eh, I guess I learned that lesson.
 

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