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.”
It’s the time of year when students are heading off to college all across the country, and we start seeing the perennial “Is College Too Expensive?” articles popping up everywhere.
I had such high hopes for the things we’d be able to do to help students. I remembered all too well what it had been like to be ill-equipped and subsequently (and also needlessly) graduate with more debt than I knew what to do with, and I was confident I could make a difference.
Cruella de Vil is alive and living in San Francisco.