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My oldest daughter in a hs soph and I have been browsing

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:21 AM
 

these college tuition fees. HOLY CRAP Tuition has gone sky high since I was in school. What do you do???????


Re: My oldest daughter in a hs soph and I have been browsing


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:22 AM
 

Earn a scholarship or make sure she gets a degree that will pay off student loans after graduation.

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My oldest daughter is a jr and yeah you're right. Question:


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:23 AM
 

Clemson's tuition has gone up significantly since I was there in the mid-late 80's. What is the increase attributable to? Less funding from the state? Higher salaries for professors? Those nice new buildings??

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:24 AM
 



"I've been working since I was 15 continually until now. I worked 40 hours a week at 15, when it wasn't even legal for 15 year olds to work that many hours."


The lottery


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 12:26 PM
 

allowed state to cut funding. It gave scholarships to the best and brightest students which kept them in state. This increased demand at the states best colleges allowing them to greatly increase tuition.

Supply and demand.

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Re: My oldest daughter in a hs soph and I have been browsing


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:24 AM
 

some financial planners suggest the parents pay 1/3 , the student pay 1/3 thru working , work study , etc and 1/3 paid via student loans . That way , student has skin ( ie risk ) in the game .


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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:25 AM
 

Send her to Sikes Hall and tell her to get her pen hand ready for some loans like the rest of us. I have been out of school since 06 and I am just now getting to the point of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Seems like this is just part of the college process these days.


Start selling plasma ...


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:27 AM
 

...and forget about getting another car for a long time.

Welcome to Poverty Flats.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:27 AM
 




Does anyone know if girls softball is a scholarship sport? I


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:30 AM
 

know clemson does not have a team. She has camped at a few schools and they seem to think she has a chance to play college ball


Re: Does anyone know if girls softball is a scholarship sport? I


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:34 AM
 

Of course it is. Go get a freaking scholarship if you can.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:36 AM
 




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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:28 AM
 

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/01/16/website-sees-no-shame-in-sugar-daddy-tuition-plan.html

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:29 AM
 

If you are a SC resident, your daughter isn't getting into Clemson without either a lottery scholarship or athletic scholarship.

Take a minimum of $5k off the tuition figure and tell her that if she drops below a 3.0 at the end of each year - the $5k is on her.

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I dont think getting accepted to Clemson will be a problem


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:33 AM
 

for her. She has her mothers intelligence which is a good thing for her. lol


Which covers about 1/2 of the tuition. Then double the


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 1:05 PM
 

tuition for the other costs. Fun being a parent with two in college.

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Re: Which covers about 1/2 of the tuition. Then double the


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 4:15 PM
 

I'm a parent with two in college for the last 4 years.

You can turn down the lottery scholarship if you don't want it, I think.

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Re: My oldest daughter in a hs soph and I have been browsing


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:33 AM
 

Both my daughters are going to Furman but they give a ton of scholarship money. Few pay the printed rate of $50K per year.


When did you start applying for scholarships? Can u start


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:35 AM
 

during their junior yr?


We pretty much did all that during my son's Sr year.


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:45 AM
 

Clemson was a big help in that department, too.

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Good grades will get her scholarship money from Clemson


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:43 AM
 

and lottery money.

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You'd probably find better help in the Lounge area. Those


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:46 AM
 

guys are really up on that stuff.


We will need


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:51 AM
 

pics, first. Heh!!

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Re: We will need


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:18 AM
 

hs sophomore....

14/15 years old... careful now.. O_O

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They'll probably take the wife


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:46 AM
 

Hth

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Re: My oldest daughter in a hs soph and I have been browsing


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:47 AM
 

It's easy: Get the lottery scholarship, ensure she knows the value of keeping a 3.0 or better, and belly up to the bar at Sikes and write the check each semester. We did it for our daughter ('11 Grad). You'll find a way to cover the checks. It's really not that bad on you paying for a semester at a time.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:52 AM
 

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2012/06/12/the-government-shouldnt-subsidize-higher-education


Re: My oldest daughter in a hs soph and I have been browsing


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:39 AM
 

I've got a junior and soph. at Clemson. Home equity loans are pretty cheap.


you actually have equity in your house???? wow


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:41 AM
 

I don't know what that is like.

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If she has a kicka** SAT score and y'all live in state


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:40 AM
 

You can end up getting up to 10 grand for palmetto fellows if you do a math/science/engineering/health major. If she is an english/writing type girl make sure she prepares like #### for the math section. If she is a math girl better make her prepare for english/writing. Only works for 4 years though. Those of us getting ready for year 5 are about to bite the proverbial bullet.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:58 AM
 

You also must be top 6% in hs class to get Palmetto Fellow. If so, you can get more than $10,00 per year because the school kicks in $2500. Clemson does not give much $ beyond that, even to very highly ranked students. It is still the best bargain for a great education!


We're paying for two boys at Clemson...OUT OF STATE!

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:41 AM
 

Can you feel my pain?!!!!!! Darn that orange blood!!! It's worth every penny we pay!!! But it's a LOT of pennies!!!

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ouch...unless we move back to SC just not going to be


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:43 AM
 

an option at this point.

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Doesn't the state of Georgia pay all tuition costs....


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 12:52 PM
 

as long as your child attends a state supported school?

That's a pretty darn nice perk for Georgia residents if true.

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They dropped it***


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 12:54 PM
 



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My oldest daughter is in her Fr. year at Clemson now....


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 12:50 PM
 

and you're right, it has gotten rediculous. The full cost (tuition, room, meal plan, and books) is now in the $23,000 per year range.

My advise is to start searching for scholarships and apply for literally everything you can. Of course, many are need based but there are a bunch of merit based scholarships available too.

It is a time consuming endeavor but well worth the effort. Your daughter's school guidence counselors should be able to provide you with some assistance in this area as well.

If you area SC resident, you will also have the benefit of the SC Education Lottery which helps.

My second recommendation is to start drinking heavily.

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I am going to have some discretionary income when


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 1:06 PM
 

mine get out. :)

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College costs


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 2:04 PM
 

My 3rd, and last, child graduates in May. They all finished without loans. Here's my advice:

1. Start saving early. First grade is not too soon.
2. Make sure your kids know the value of great grades in HS.
3. Make sure your kids get the best possible SAT scores. (Prep classes and tutoring work.)
4. Make sure your kids work to earn and save college money in high school and every summer during college.
5. Apply for every schollie you can imagine. Even the $1000 kind help.
6. When they get to school, write the check.

Two of mine, the girls, got very nice scholarships. Following the same plan, my son did not. He claimed he was a walk on.

Good luck.

Harley

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 12:52 PM
 



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Tuition prepayment


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 1:04 PM
 

The young whippersnappers should be seriously looking at SC's tuition prepayment plan. The earlier you start, the less you pay per month. Wish I'd done it...


Re: Which covers about 1/2 of the tuition. Then double the


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 1:06 PM
 

We call it the "financial free fall" stage of life.


Re: My oldest daughter in a hs soph and I have been browsing


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 2:27 PM
 

College is the easy part. It's the wedding down the road that's the financial "dagger in the heart."


Go to Tech school first and get all the basic courses out of


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 2:59 PM
 

way then transfer to a university. Her degree will still be from the university.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 4:20 PM
 




Tell her to get a job. I can't understand why kids


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 3:23 PM
 

think their parents have to pay for their college. I paid my way.

Talked to a 20 y/o recently that was complaing that he couldn't go to college b/c his parents couldn't afford it...I asked him why he didn't pay for it, if college is so important, and he looked at me like I was an alien.


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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:23 PM
 

Tuition has increased greatly since the US Government got in the student loan business. The private loans and interest is outrageous.

I show students how the loan interest is killing students. Combine that with a horrible job market and the interest overwhelms.

http://www.defaultmovie.com/

Link from Forbes, point #5
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhendrickson/2012/08/19/mythbusting-101-uncomfortable-truths-your-college-wont-tell-you-part-ii/


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