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True cost of tuition
« on: May 09, 2013, 03:51:58 PM »
http://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=25216&alias=4-profiles-of-tuition-payers

Well written article articulating the difficulties in measuring who should pay full tuition.

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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 04:00:11 PM »
Very true.

Making $100,000 as a frum Jew with a family is an extremely tough place to be as that article illustrates perfectly.
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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 04:04:30 PM »
Just awesome! I hope this is published in more news outlets.
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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 04:15:01 PM »
In the letter to the editor in the Jewish Press and Yated there were similar letters, from guys that just left learning to get a starter job making 45k and now the schools want them to pay up. And how he should have stayed learning, and the schools know the system, so they pay the Rabbaim and teachers just up to the lines, where they can still get all the benefits.

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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 04:38:17 PM »
Incredible! This is what you call a dilemma with no known solution. Especially in the Brooklyn area. The schools need money to exist. They can't get it. Parents need their kids in school but have a problem paying the tuition. What's the answer? The only thing I heard recently are communities (outside of NY) that take on the responsibility as a community, and those that can help out do help out. You don't see that here in NY.
Many times you see the "tuition crisis" pop up. The problem is discussed over and over again, but not solutions. Are there any?
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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 04:49:14 PM »
Really good read, with splendid use of figures.

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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 04:54:16 PM »
Incredible! This is what you call a dilemma with no known solution. Especially in the Brooklyn area. The schools need money to exist. They can't get it. Parents need their kids in school but have a problem paying the tuition. What's the answer? The only thing I heard recently are communities (outside of NY) that take on the responsibility as a community, and those that can help out do help out. You don't see that here in NY.
Many times you see the "tuition crisis" pop up. The problem is discussed over and over again, but not solutions. Are there any?
I don't think there are any answers. We each need to do our best and keep on trying. I don't think we are going to fix the problem. But we should try as much as possible to help the problem.

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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 04:55:45 PM »
in the old days, the administrator would come out side with the prospective parent, and ask please "show me which car is yours?" that would have been an indication of reality ......... at that persons home..........

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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2013, 04:56:33 PM »
I know a guy similar to #4, he and his wife both working professionals but with 4 kids were far from living comfortably.  He went into his daughter's school's office to explain his situation and they gave him somewhat of a tuition break.  When, after filing his taxes, he realized that he'd made more than he'd expected for the year, he went back to the school to pay the difference.  Guys like this IMHO are the answer to the tuition crisis.

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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 04:59:06 PM »
Finally, people understand why I can't afford baby formula!!! I'm not up to tuition yet..

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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2013, 05:01:21 PM »
well my parents have been paying what they thought was full tuition for many years while i was in yrshivah ( wont say which one) after being turned down for cuts couple times...
when they switched administraters my parents went in to give it another try ... and as waiting in new (fancy ) waiting area read a sign that said "full tuition $5000" (or so) ... suffice it to say they have been paying MORE then that last ten years!!!
that is a chutzpah of a moisad taking advantage of ppl...

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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2013, 06:09:02 PM »
so anyhow- was a great article!
and the reason why ppl (like me) are afraid to start out with a job when seems like its easier not having one ( unleaa you start with a salary or 150k+)

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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2013, 06:12:24 PM »
I know a guy similar to #4, he and his wife both working professionals but with 4 kids were far from living comfortably.  He went into his daughter's school's office to explain his situation and they gave him somewhat of a tuition break.  When, after filing his taxes, he realized that he'd made more than he'd expected for the year, he went back to the school to pay the difference.  Guys like this IMHO are the answer to the tuition crisis.

(should also be in JJ's new thread, I think)
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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2013, 06:21:52 PM »
For some people it really comes down to priorities.  My mother worked part time when I was younger and her entire salary went toward tuitions for myself and my siblings.  She could easily not have worked and gotten a reduction, but paying full tuition was a priority of my parents'.  Obviously, there are other considerations, but if more people realized the importance of tuition, the schools would have more money.

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Re: True cost of tuition
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2013, 07:00:29 PM »
For some people it really comes down to priorities.  My mother worked part time when I was younger and her entire salary went toward tuitions for myself and my siblings.  She could easily not have worked and gotten a reduction, but paying full tuition was a priority of my parents'.  Obviously, there are other considerations, but if more people realized the importance of tuition, the schools would have more money.
+100 Would you walk in to a grocery and ask for a discount? PPL think that full payment is more than what they are receiving
But yes for a family of 10 living in NY total costs to put kids thru school is 1,000,0000+