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What did you pay (on average) for a university course?

Asked by Jude (32144points) January 20th, 2012

I am back in school (it’s been awhile since I’ve done the university thing. Now, grad school) and I have noticed that the undergrad fees are quite high. How much did you pay?

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tedd's avatar

Individually, I dunno… But…

It cost me like 13–14k per year for tuition (not counting books or fees). That was for 3 quarters of classes, an avg of probably 15 or 16 credit hours a quarter.. which comes out to about 3 classes a quarter on average (though in fairness the real average was probably closer to 3.5, cuz I never went below 3 but I did go above it sometimes).

$14,000 for we’ll say 10 classes in a year, $1400 a class (again before books and fees).

(We paid per credit hour I believe)

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Around 5K per year.

talljasperman's avatar

$500 per course + $500 room and board per month + $50 -150 for books and supplies per class… over $10,000 per year.

muppetish's avatar

Tuition at my university for undergraduate study if living off-campus is estimated to be $18,600 a year (if a resident of California.) Graduate study is about a grand extra. I would say that is about average for all of the Cal States, but a U.C. would be significantly more expensive, and private universities even more so. It depends on where you want to go.

As an undergraduate student, I paid absolutely nothing. My friends are envious of me. I was completely lucky that, at the time, our state had a decent offering for students in my situation (low income family). I would not have been able to pay my way through college and earn my Bachelors without federal aid.

Now that I am a Masters student, my situation has changed slightly. I am still receiving federal aid, but a significantly smaller amount. Each quarter, I am required to pay $220 in tuition, roughly $100–200 for textbooks, and $70 for transportation (I commute by bus.) So I am paying approximately $490 out of my own pocket.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I graduated just about the time fees really took off. Resident tuition for Cornell was $7000 a year, per credit fees were $350 an hour. I’m not telling you the year.

zenvelo's avatar

$203.00 per quarter when I was a freshman. $262.50 my last quarter. There was no per unit charge, so one time I took 8 units, another time I took 22.

This was back in the 1970s. Room and Board at the time I left was $250 per month in the Fraternity, in the on campus dorms it was $350.

JLeslie's avatar

I think I paid around $400 per credit hour for undergrad back in the late 80’s. The same school now would be around $1100 a credit hour for me, last time I looked at the fees. That is unbelievable to me. So expensive. That was out of state fees at Michigan State.

Some universities are still reasonable though, especially in state fees.

Aethelflaed's avatar

Tuition is 4k a semester, and then another grand in fees.

Charles's avatar

Started out at California State University Northridge in September 1979. It was $350/semester for tuition and about $150/semester for books, fees, and parking so total $500 a semester. Lived at home (my dad charged me $300/mo room and board). Graduated with an EE. That’s a lot of bang for the buck. No student loans.

Blackberry's avatar

The community college I went to was $250.

Seaofclouds's avatar

When I got my ADN, it was a little over $100 per credit hour, with a maximum of around $1000 per semester for a full-time student. It was definitely worth paying the full-time tuition rate and taking extra credits at that point, which I did.

When I got my BSN at a different university, it was a little over $300 per credit hour. I’m don’t exactly remember what the maximum rate was for a full-student per semester was.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Community college many years ago, $50 per class except Chemistry $20 extra. Books were restricted to a max of $12 per course. Drove to class and lived at home.

mattbrowne's avatar

In Germany from 1983 – 1988 about $60 per year.

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