portaprokoss wrote:blowhard wrote:...so basically life isn't free, grow up.blowhard wrote:portaprokoss wrote:UnamSanctam wrote:And when Michigan pays for travel and guests, who ends up paying for that?
The same way it does at most other top schools. It's paid for by a better, happier, more informed student body.
I'd rather not, thanks.
Go Wolverines! lol
Obviously the administration at Michigan would agree with you. But the administrations at other schools would disagree. You're paying for it one way or another, the issue is at what point do you want to pay. I'd rather students pay on the back-end, after making an informed decision that's not limited by financial concerns. You'd rather prospectives pay, perhaps limiting their means of making a more informed choice.
You frame the issue as "paying for flakes" and "it's cheaper to visit here than a big city school." Well, it's the admission department's problem if they're admitting a bunch of shady flakes. And as far as the costs of visiting at different schools, it's ZERO if the school is paying for it. Bringing a spouse along is important, since, you know, they will be there for 3 years too.
Dude, you don't get it. You pay <$500 once to visit. Or you pay $500-1,000 every year in additional tuition. Some people will come to ASW for practically nothing. You'd rather them pay the additional tuition too? I'd rather manage my own finances and make my own decisions about what I need to know prior to making decisions. I'm an adult.
Also, most schools don't cover 100%. They just subsidize some of the cost...but they also don't cover as much in the way of food, etc.