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One fact lost on many people going into their first year is that schools are businesses and as such are always looking for ways to get you to contribute to their bottom line. It can be hard to avoid the numerous fees related to attending College, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.
Being aware of the business aspect of Colleges allow you to realize the inherit issues with doing many things at the school as nearly everything costs money, and isn’t usually of higher quality or lower price than you would find elsewhere.
Most school cafeterias are prime examples of this with fast food restaurants all over campuses with prices higher than you would pay off campus. Shouldn’t schools be trying to find ways to energize our brains so we do better? Not when they are getting rent and other money from various organizations.
With the amount of money that we now have to pay just for tuition, you would think that it would be an all-inclusive price for attending school, but then we have to purchase text books, which can be found cheaper from retailers like Amazon, as well as paying numerous other fees related to attending.
Shouldn’t the money we pay for tuition go in part to the computer labs or building a new facility? Surely all of that money can’t just go to our professors, and some support staff.
Are Colleges looking out for their students best interests or are they just trying to build their own business empires? Have your say in the comments below.