LSATmakesMeNeurotic wrote:In Spring 2010 (when I took 18 credits), my tuition was 2,600. In Spring 2011 (12 credits) it was about 2,000. Yes, that is a dramatic increase, but it's still only about 5k per year tuition. Round that up to even 10k in tuition per year, and UF is still ridiculously cheap. This is especially true when people choose useful majors. Do you think an engineer is going to care about 30k (without Prepaid or Bright Futures) down the line? Regarding LAW SCHOOL tuition however, I think the 18,600 that they are charging now is way too much. It's not right to allow so many schools to saturate the market and then expect the students to be 100k in the hole.
I never really understand students making the argument that UF undergrad was just too cheap. In 05-06, not all that long ago, I think tuition at UF Law was 6k/yr. I'm sure people in 06 made the argument that tuition increases were tolerable because it was "just too cheap" at the previous rate. One or two cycles later and students are going 100k+ in the
hole for the #48 state school.
Even though we UF guys tend to have hugely inflated egos, none of us should be under the illusion that our alma mater is on par with UCLA or even UNC. Thus the appeal of UF is the high quality of education for the price
. Up the tuition to the rates to what our legislature and leadership would like us to pay and we will go from being a best value education to just another overpriced, mediocre state school. Not to mention the brain drain that will come with that. It looks like I'm already headed out of state due to unaffordable tuition at the law school level, so it's already starting at least for some.
But yeah, we can agree wholeheartedly that law school tuition is out of hand at UF these days.