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Has anyone spoke with the financial aid and tuition offices at their future school and received little to no help?

 

When I called both schools I was accepted to to discuss how much tuition for the whole program would be, they lead me to their online websites.

 

It's just very frustrating trying to get a close to exact budget for the next two years without any help from these schools. I understand tuition will rise, but it infuriates me that they don't even have a sample budget for speech-language pathology students from the previous year.

 

Any suggestions on what to do?

 

Just needed to vent a little!

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Has anyone spoke with the financial aid and tuition offices at their future school and received little to no help?

 

When I called both schools I was accepted to to discuss how much tuition for the whole program would be, they lead me to their online websites.

 

It's just very frustrating trying to get a close to exact budget for the next two years without any help from these schools. I understand tuition will rise, but it infuriates me that they don't even have a sample budget for speech-language pathology students from the previous year.

 

Any suggestions on what to do?

 

Just needed to vent a little!

I also went through this, and found it very frustrating. It's not as easy as it seems to just look at the tuition webpage - because you need to know how many credits you take each semester because rates can differ based on that, and then the total credits, summer courses which are often at a different rate... one of my schools had mandatory J-Term (January term) courses also at another rate. I don't have any great suggestions as to what to do, other than to dig for information and calculate the total cost yourself. If a school could not give me an estimate, I tried to find a sample "course of study" for the program, and then calculated tuition and fees for each semester based on that. 

 

I think it's a little sad when programs cannot provide an estimate of the total cost; it shows they are a little out of touch with their students' experience.

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