I am a huge fan of New York City College of Technology. Their tuition is less than half of what I will pay at a four-year college. It is incredibly affordable. I always feel like I am just getting started and I can always go back if I ever get a chance.
I am so glad I went there. For about two years, I was planning to major in theatre so that I could go to NYU. It wasn’t until I was in the third year of my degree that I realized I could go to a better school. It’s that time.
You might be thinking, “Really? I thought NYU would be fine.” Nope. New York is a very expensive place to live, and as a public school, it’s not cheap. I spent about five years in NYC, and I spent more than I wanted to spend; I spent more than I was willing to spend. I’ve learned that you can’t spend more than you’re willing to pay, and that you should just pay your own way.
Yes, you should pay for your own education if you want to be a success. And if you do, you should learn the cost of attending the city’s most expensive school – no tuition, no tuition.
I think its time to cut out the middle man and just go to a private school because its so damn expensive. And I couldnt give a damn if New York had a tuition tax. I went to a private school, and I couldnt give a damn if New York had a tuition tax.
Why not? It’s cheaper than the state schools where tuition is not taxed, and all the tuition in the world isn’t going to keep New York tuition expensive. I would gladly pay my own way to college if it meant I could afford it, but the fact is that many students don’t have the money to pay school. It’s also true that private schools in New York are not always the most expensive – in some cases, they’re the cheapest.
When you look at all of the money that is spent on tuition in New York state, you have to wonder where the money comes from. Of course it does, the state is a public entity that must spend money on things that the rest of us pay for.
It’s true that tuition is rising in New York state. The average annual tuition was $8,845 in 2003, but in 2009 that went up to $9,567 per year. That is more than double the inflation rate, and it’s also a bit lower than the average US tuition of $8,800. However, that still leaves a lot of students paying through the nose.
In the spring of 2011, I went to see my friends at New York City College of Technology’s (NYCT) tuition. I wanted to see if they were making enough money to cover their tuition. They were. In fact, they made the highest average yearly profit EVER. So what happened? Well, the answer is that they started using the highest performing technology in the school. They also changed the way they spent their money.
One of the most important things that any technology company needs to do is make sure that their technology pays for itself. If they don’t, they have a serious problem. So that is exactly what New York City College of Technology did. They didn’t know how to make their software pay for itself. So they partnered with a company that did. They also created a blog where students could post news about their expenses.