Last you’d heard from me, I was about to move to San Jose to work in a technical role at a very technical company.
What if your sub-par for-profit college doesn’t go bankrupt, and instead continues to pilfer billions of dollars in federal money and put you in debt despite being sued or investigated by prosecutors in your state?
How 17th century American Puritans did taxes, banks, and paying for college. (It involves mutton.)
I’m not normally the kind of person who would take a break from school when I’m so close to graduating, and yet here I am.
When I was 17 my parents offered me a deal: We’ll pay for your entire undergraduate career if you go to community college first, and a public, in-state school for the bachelor’s degree. I couldn’t say no; this was free college.
Now that she’s a high school senior and gets to set her own agenda, Malia is trying to figure out where to go next. Stanford? Berkeley? Harvard? Back to the city for NYU? Somewhere lower profile?
Planet Money has put together a very cool tool showing the average net price that students pay at 1,550 colleges at various income levels, rather than the sticker price.
The job paid minimum wage and remains one of my favorites I’ve ever held.
“People get a lot more out of college than earnings potential. They learn to be better citizens and better human beings.”