College: Your Biggest Expense…Er I mean Investment


By The Hypercapitalist


I look upon college as an important aspect of our society. Not only does it provide you knowledge in your field but it also gives you overall knowledge of the world. Most people, second only to a house, is one of the biggest expenses they will ever incur. Myself included. I try real hard to think of it as an investment in my future. That is a tough prospect though when that bill for thousands of dollars comes due. the result however is that seeing the numbers like that makes me take college very seriously. I am an A-with-an-occasional B student. I want to succeed in life and investing much time and money helps the drive toward that goal.

Those who know me know that I take my money very seriously. It is rare that my cash is sent off to war without good purpose so I consider College, not only an investment, but a service being provided to me in exchange for compensation. It frustrates me to no end when that service is sub-par. I make it known that there are issues. Don’t get me wrong, I am very respectful and most issues are resolved quickly but I am on top of things. I am proactive in my education. Instructors are usually very accommodating. It is rare that I need to contact them outside of the classroom but I don’t hesitate if needed. The school and staff have certain expectations of me and in turn I have expectations of them. I always make sure to meet my obligations and I expect them as a staff to do the same.

I don’t think that is unreasonable considering the amount of money and time spent on a typical degree….. do you?

1 thought on “College: Your Biggest Expense…Er I mean Investment

  1. I absolutely agree. The lowering of standards in many schools combined with our current environment of “academic inflation” have greatly reduced the student’s ROI. Add to all of this the rising cost of tuition. Schools are going to need to amp it up. Students are paying to learn, professors need to recognize. 🙂

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