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level of education....how much$$$?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i saw the thread "level of education", now i'm curious about how much money did it cost you? i have no clue what education costs, for obvious reasons. can u tell me?
  2. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    my brother is paying almost 20 grand a year. Ill be paying around 3-4 at the local community college next year. My hs diploma is costing me a whopping +25 grand.
  3. DJL

    DJL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    The cost to me for a BS in engineering for an in-state school ran me ~4k per semester. Took me 5 years. I was lucky though, I had parents who were able to support me a little. They paid for one semester and I paid for another. No, I'm not ashamed to admit that, I'm proud because I'm appreciative for parents who actually care about there kids.

    So cost to me was about 20k, total cost was 40k. However, I didn't have to take out any student loans because of the parents help and me working all through college. Another point, I didn't dorm there, that would have doubled the cost...didn't feel like taking loans out for sharing a roommate, eating mess hall food, and sharing a bathroom with a whole floor of guys.

    I graduated in late 90's and market was good. Got a job lined up and started working 3 weeks after graduation. Nice signing bonus and salary was more than what the total college cost was.
  4. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    My College degree cost me around $60 G's. I was on the 5-year plan. My industry "education" has cost me at least that in learning-by-mistakes:eek:


  5. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I've managed to wrap up about $52k thus far. Finishing up my seventh year now. Not done yet and won't be till tha fat lady sangs!
  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    didn kost me nottin

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,129

    You must also keep in mind the "Opportunity Cost" involved. If I didn't go to college, how much would I have made during those 4 or 5 years??
  8. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    Dont even get me started on that issue. If i would have put the $12g's i spend on tuition each year towards advertising, Lord only knows where id be.
  9. noiseyvoyzey

    noiseyvoyzey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    20k and never worked a day in that field
  10. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    Well its costing me so far 120,000.0 thats not counting books. But she will have a masters hopefully she will go for her doc so she cane pay me back.

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