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TCU 360: Tuition to exceed $50,000 moving forward

Discussion in 'Scott & Wes Frog Fan Forum' started by TopFrog, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. I completely agree with you, but these statements put together are a little funny/ironic
  2. Horrible thing to call your daughter, IMO.
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  3. Understood. Steel has made a commitment to the kids -- Steel will get them degrees with no or minimal debt so long as they do the right things. One of which is not making stupid decisions about colleges. They've all got/had a certain amount in those 504 accounts, and beyond that they know they'd have to get loans, of which Steel will sign none of. After graduating. Steel's obligations to them from a financial standpoint are TERMINATED!

    Does this mean that they have not been able to go to certain schools because there's not enough money/willingness to incur loans? Absolutely. Are they getting great educations? Yes. Do they have loans? No.

    The 2 at A&M are in the engineering school and the one that was at UT got a CS degree and an art degree. Now has great job, totally independent and debt free at 23.

    Happiness is adult children with jobs.

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  4. Actually, Religion was eating her alive like many of us. It worked...she made one of her few B’s and is a CRNA now.
    Those Dummie books are really cool.
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  5. I haven’t issued one complaint about tuition as it is, was, or will be in the future. Quite frankly, I don’t care. School can and will continue to do whatever it wants to do as long as it can.
  6. I understand that our tuition is $800 per year HIGHER than Baylor's, and $5,000 LOWER than SMU"s. Amazing.
  7. Then you should get thanked for your generosity. I won’t even consider it because it appears that they don’t need my generosity. They can just get the current crop of students to subsidize it. Got no problem with that.
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  8. I always enjoy threads where an über rich guy tells me things really aren’t as expensive as I believe them to be...
  9. As much as I hate to admit this, I’m right about where steel is on this philosophy. Son graduated in August. No debt. $60K starter job and depending on how well he does they will pay for the next level degree. Debt-free, engaged, living in an apartment now in Lewisville with a baseball buddy from his college. Daughter graduates in May. Will not only be debt free but is banking money by working two jobs while doing a 16 hour a week internship. Has scholarship offer to attend law school which doesn’t thrill me but also has a full-ride available to pick up a Masters in Social Work (doesn’t exactly thrill me either but it’s her gig).
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  10. I love that I got to attend TCU, and I hate that my kids almost certainly won’t be able to.
  11. hostel
  12. Thx
  13. #133 Moose Stuff, Nov 13, 2019
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    I’d wake up in the middle of the night with a full blown panic attack EVERY NIGHT if I knew I was staring down that kind of debt upon graduation.
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  14. It’s sad that a TCU degree doesn’t make economic sense anymore. There will be talks as my kids grow about how college is a business decision, not a fun decision. Obviously fun can be had, but you attend school for a reason - get a quality cost-efficient education.

    With what I pay a plumber these days, I honestly wouldn’t be disappointed if my son went that route.
  15. “Students can have whatever you want, but somebody’s going to have to pay for it, and students want more of everything every year,” Boschini said. “They want more food options, they want more psychiatrists in the counseling center, they want a bigger Rec Center, and all that costs money.”
    If this clown (Boschini) is an example of those making making financial decisions for TCU the school is in serious trouble!

    He said having a set rate for incoming first-year students throughout their time at TCU likely isn’t a good solution either.
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  16. yeah - he has been a disaster so far....
  17. So, will they still honor my $40/semester hour rate from the Fall of ‘69?
  18. Yeah, just walk around the campus now, and if you can remember what it looked like 20 years ago, think about what a disaster Boschini has been.
  19. Only if you kept a copy of the 1969 school/course catalog that included the guaranteed $40/sh rate for your class.
  20. I gave today. I told myself I would once I paid off my student loans. I earned an academic scholarship after my freshman year and I still owed about 40k upon graduating. Saved up for 7 years and paid it all off with the click of a mouse last year. It took a lot of hard work to save it up. Us falling in the academic rankings really bothered me. I understand tuition goes up and if we get our endowment up enough, we can be like other elite schools that give generous financial aid to almost everyone. I am racking up another 40k for a masters at USC now back home in L.A., so here we go again lol. TCU is a special place. I hope we somehow get to that billion dollar goal. I also know the Frogs will bounce back next year. For those that can give, I encourage it. I grew up in south Los Angeles (Inglewood), not the greatest places (The NFL stadium is changing things). I feel lucky to be in a place where I can help some newer frogs out.

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