It’s getting to be that wonderful time of the year. Flowers are blooming. Finals aren’t quite here yet. And Rick Santorum is beginning to show his true colors (or hatred for people thereof).
Ah, spring time. And of course, with spring comes a dreaded time for high school seniors, anxiously awaiting notice from a university on whether or not they’ll be able to drop hundreds of thousands of dollars to be gainfully unemployed as soon as they’re done: time for acceptance letters from universities.
There’s nothing more degrading than being rejected by a university. After all, getting rejected from a job means that the company does not want to pay you for providing a service. Being rejected from a university means that the school despises you as a human being to such an extreme that they will not even let you pay them so that you can set foot in a classroom on their campus.
For those fortunate enough to not find a letter in their mailbox that instantly propels them, crying, to the bath tub to eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Late Night Snack and listen to The Cure with the lights dimmed, this also means you get a notice from the university on just how much of your (parents’) hard-earned money will go toward your education. For some, this may seem like a daunting bit of financial information that can lead to questions like, “What are these “personal expenses” that are going to cost $1600 and how do they know what I’m buying?” Luckily, those of us who have experienced any level of collegiate academia at this point know what those fees are really for.
To find out what I mean, scroll over the text below to reveal exactly what your money is buying.