Is Private College Tuition Stressing You Out?

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Ask any chiropractor what their client’s biggest problems are and I guarantee you that stress will be in the top two.

Stress can take on many different forms, it could be physical stress (how you sit at your desk), chemical stress (poor diet) or mental stress (what you spend a ton of time worrying about).

If you are a parent of a teenager, how you are going to pay for college is a huge stress for most parents.  Let’s say your daughter wants to go to BU.  For 2010-2011, tuition including housing and a meal plan comes in at a whopping $51,574.  That’s dollars not yen!!!

Now what are you getting for your 50k+ investment per year?  Well certainly a leg up in the job market, right?

Well, maybe not.

In an article in the Wall St. Journal, employment recruiters say that public universities are producing the most prepared and well-rounded prospects for entry-level jobs, with better life skills to fit in to their corporate cultures and prosper.

And prosper…wow!

Now to tell both sides of the story, the article did note that most Harvard type students only dabble in the job market before going back to school to get graduate degrees.

If you compare the cost of a typical private school, 5ok+ with the cost of a typical in state public school, right around 20k, does the cost of private school make sense?

If you believe what the employment recruiters tell you, it may not.

See, now there are 120 thousand less things to worry about, you can thank me later!!

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