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    My daughter wants to got to college, but she wants to go to private for profit school. She will be paying 12,500 per semester. She thinks thats good. I showed her other colleges that are less and will teach the same. I will state that the college she ants to go to is Simpson. I believe she can get a better education at Iowa State or even UGHH Iowa and pay alot less. Can someone tell me what the tutition for Iowa State and or other colleges for on campus was for them? I know that 12.5k per the fall is wayyyyy to much.

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    Re: College Tuition

    Iowa State is $6,500ish depending on the college in-state.

    The killer is housing.

    and just going to throw this out there: Huge universities aren't for everyone. If your daughter likes smaller class sizes, her first couple years at Iowa State are going to be hell since everything is huge lectures...



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    Re: College Tuition

    One advantage to a private school is instructor/student ratio, some people fare much better in that type of environment. I chose this route but the responsibility of the loans falls directly to me. Another factor in my decision making process was that I would be able to play a sport while I was there and wouldn't have been able to at a larger state school.


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    she can commute. she is in Des Moines housing no worries. I just think that she is getting purse raped



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    she is not into sports. She wants to be in the singing department. She did not get accepted but I believe she can still persue that up there



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    Re: College Tuition

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    she can commute. she is in Des Moines housing no worries. I just think that she is getting purse raped
    It's rape anywhere. Trust me.



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    Re: College Tuition

    My son went to Truman State (Used to be NE Missouri St), Kirksville, MO and got a great education. Highly rated school. He was on a great music scholarship but the out of state tuition since we live in IA was less than ISU, UNI or IA. My daughter in a senior and is going to SDSU at Brookings SD and it is nearly the same tuition as the instate U's in IA. She liked the smaller more intimate atmosphere at SDSU. She is going into interior design and also biology as a second major-(her parents tell her so she can get a job)
    She looked at ISU but cannot transfer to ISU in interior design or else has to start over due to how they teach it. ISU is much bigger than when I went just a few short years ago, so I may have decided not to start there. She can also get involved in the music program easier at SDSU she thought.
    I think where the people get the undergrad is not so important to where they go for further education which may be all wet as these smaller schools have some very good doctorate programs also.



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    Quote Originally Posted by safmusic View Post
    I think where the people get the undergrad is not so important to where they go for further education which may be all wet as these smaller schools have some very good doctorate programs also.
    It depends on what field you are in.


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    Re: College Tuition

    Here's the tuition and fees schedule for Iowa state. Do note that housing isn't included in this list, but it would be on the Dept. of Residence's page somewhere. I'm sure Iowa has a similar schedule posted somewhere on their site as well.

    http://www.public.iastate.edu/~registrar/fees/tuition0809.html#ugradres0809



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    Re: College Tuition

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone08 View Post
    Here's the tuition and fees schedule for Iowa state. Do note that housing isn't included in this list, but it would be on the Dept. of Residence's page somewhere. I'm sure Iowa has a similar schedule posted somewhere on their site as well.

    http://www.public.iastate.edu/~registrar/fees/tuition0809.html#ugradres0809
    Those also go up even more next year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    she can commute. she is in Des Moines housing no worries. I just think that she is getting purse raped
    Really? You're going to make her drive everyday from Des Moines and back?


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    Really? You're going to make her drive everyday from Des Moines and back?
    Her choice not mine



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    Re: College Tuition

    My last two choices were the University of South Dakota and Iowa State. I am from the State of Iowa and Iowa State was the more expensive option for me, despite being in-state compared to USD being out of state. I really think you should look into the two South Dakota public universities because they are a mixture of public (lesser in cost) and small (smaller class sizes). The largest lecture at USD is 100 people compared to roughly 500 at ISU.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    Her choice not mine
    I guarantee she gets sick of that after two weeks. Not to mention she won't have a social life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    I guarantee she gets sick of that after two weeks. Not to mention she won't have a social life.
    I would hate being a commuter student, even if I lived in Ames. College is the experience it is because of what goes on between your last class and your first one the next day. I wouldn't have met any of my current friends in college if I didn't live in the dorms my freshmen year.

    Best of luck on whatever she decides.



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