As if you needed yet another reason to avoid college altogether or at least look at alternatives, such as non-college course work, I found another one for you to digest.
For those of you with student loans totaling five digits and beyond (I used to be one of you, whew!), how would you feel if your university conspired to push you further in debt? How would you feel if they did it, not to further your education, but to serve their own selfish needs?
The University of Tennessee is doing just that. UT recently imposed extra dining fees on students, including those who don’t even use the dining facility. Thought you had your tuition funded with a loan? Now you need to find more money.
You might be asking yourself why they’d do this? Is it for a better computer lab? Improved job placement services? A shelter for homeless graduates with no jobs? No. It’s for a brand new student union building with limestone cornices, copper gutters, and more.
Still think college is a good deal financially? 9 times out of 10 it’s a waste of money because you could better use that money elsewhere and still get an education for a job. If you’re not sure how to do that, just ask me. I’ll be glad to help.
If this type of extortion by UT isn’t enough to convince you of the financial acumen of the people who run our higher education centers, why don’t you go online and see how much the football coach makes versus the average professor.
This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!