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Last night I tweeted out that for $39, 532 a year, your child can play dead on a college quad.
I was talking about Ithaca College students, who held a die-in on the quad in ‘solidarity’ with University of Missouri students.
I apparently missed a rate hike put into place this past Spring.
Your child can now lie on the quad ‘in solidarity’ like an idiot for the bargain price of $40,658. If they live on campus, that bargain price jumps to $55,332.
Parents were told about this ‘responsible hike‘, emphasis added.
For 2015–16, Ithaca College tuition will be $40,658, a 2.85% increase from the previous year. For students who live on campus, standard room and board will bring the total cost of attending Ithaca College to $55,332. At 2.73%, this increase is also a historic low.
In a letter to parents announcing next year’s charges, Ithaca College President Tom Rochon noted that the college has taken numerous steps to ensure fiscal responsibility. These include the initiation of a zero-based budgeting process and a Strategic Sourcing initiative to guarantee that the college is fully leveraging the value of its annual purchasing volume.
Carly Fiorina would be pleased to see zero-based budgeting going on.
“2.73% is a historic low”? Is that like the previous year’s hike that was “the lowest” since 1965?
For 2014–15, Ithaca College tuition will be $39,532, with charges for the standard room and board plan at $14,332, bringing the total cost to $53,864. The 2.95% tuition increase is the lowest since 1965.
Oh look, it was the lowest hike again in 2013-14:
For 2013–14, Ithaca College tuition will be $38,400, with charges for the standard room and board plan at $13,900, bringing the total cost to $52,300. The 3.8% tuition rise represents the lowest rate of increase since 1969–70.
And 2012-13, which they recycled from 2011-12:
For 2012–13, Ithaca College tuition will be $37,000, with charges for the standard room and board plan at $13,400. This 4.71% rise in price represents the smallest rate of increase since 2002–3.
Ithaca College tuition next year will be $35,278, with fees for standard room and board at $12,854. This will bring the total cost of attendance next year to $48,132, an increase of 4.76 percent. This represents the smallest rate of increase since 2002–3.
I’m embarrassed for these kids parents. You failed. Not once, but three times.
The first time in paying for a school that costs more than most people put down when buying a house.
The second time for not raising Cain when that school kept hiking rates.
The third was for not getting in the car, yanking your precious, idiot snowflakes back home and hiring a cult deprogrammer.
Better yet, make them watch the news and see how while they are crying about their ‘safe spaces’ being violated, Europe is basically being invaded and their cultures are actually being erased.
Follow that up by having them read Jason Whitlock’s article, Crying Wolfe Exposes a Real Problem.