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What’s the most you’d be willing to pay for a college education?

Asked at Dillons, 1015 West 23rd St. on June 17, 2011

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Photo of Julie Bell

“Honestly I don’t know. I go to KU and wish tuition would go down.”

Photo of Robert Raines

“Probably around $24,000 to $25,000.”

Photo of Paul Hahn

“Honest answer: I don’t think anyone knows. I spent twice as much on my master’s as I did on my bachelor’s.”

Photo of Shannon Mock

“I wouldn’t want to go any higher than $30,000.”

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thuja 2 years, 10 months ago

I like it better with just one autie.

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thuja 2 years, 10 months ago

Pywacket ha!

I only recently learned this...but when we see in different light our brain corrects what we perceive so that white will look "white" no matter the light source.

Most digital cameras have pre-set white balance on 'em these days for sun/ fluorescent/ incandenscent, etc.

You just need to set them.

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Pywacket 2 years, 10 months ago

I would think it would cost more to send a kid through college than to supply one's photographer with an incandescent filter, but maybe not.

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H_Lecter 2 years, 10 months ago

I paid two arms and two legs....not mine of course.

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LadyJ 2 years, 10 months ago

Daughter graduates from graduate school in Dec. Hopes to go straight into P.H.D. program. Oddly, her skin has an yellowish tint to it, and her hands and feet are orangish kind of like the fake tan in a bottle. Wish we could find out why. Of course she has been one medical mystery after another since the day she was born. Now the money I have spent on medical bills and tests and special foods for her, even with insurance, is probably for than I spent for college.

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Pywacket 2 years, 10 months ago

Willing or able to pay? I went through mainly on scholarships, but for those who have to work their way through, it is no picnic! Many who drop out would love to pay whatever the going rate is--if they had the scratch to do so.

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jenniflip 2 years, 10 months ago

Ummm...I think it should read, "Medical Billing and Coding." Speaking as a coder, there's no such occupation as "Medical bills and calling."

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Roe's quote pick of the day;

"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country." - Marion Barry

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George Lippencott 2 years, 10 months ago

How much are we willing to pay or how much can we afford to apy??

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

By hook or crook, tooth and nail, the Princess will graduatate from the U. in december. Then we shrug our collective shoulders with palms up, "Now What"?

The trick is to not let too much sand get in your underwear. It can chafe the thin skinned.

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g_rock 2 years, 10 months ago

I was kind of hoping for a toga party or a food fight...

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Chris Golledge 2 years, 10 months ago

10 times the difference between the annual amount of money I'd expect to make at a job with a degree I planned to get and some other job.

So, a degree in philosophy, not as much as an engineering degree, etc.

Money can't buy you happiness, but it sure makes the pursuit a whole lot more fun.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Once again gas in Topeka today $3.43 Lawrence $3.69. Who controls the price in Larryville?

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beatrice 2 years, 10 months ago

In dollars, or blood, sweat, tears and years? Either way, too much. Once you start it is difficult to stop (or is that finish?).

Looks like somebody got into the last of the remaining Polaroid film.

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scopi_guy 2 years, 10 months ago

I don't like to throw this around, but I just happen to be a high school graduate.

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BABBOY 2 years, 10 months ago

Pretty good question.

I am not even sure how to respond. My oldest is 3.

Maybe the first time a question on here causes me to do some research over the weekend.

I want them to got to a good school.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

My corner has rubber walls . . just sayin' . .

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prospector 2 years, 10 months ago

g-rock

I see a sandbox myself.

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g_rock 2 years, 10 months ago

The OTS is kind of like a Frat...

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Paul outed hisself. whodathunkit?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Knock knock Who's there? flux flux who? Knock knock Who's there? flux. flux who? Knock knock Who's there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad I didn't say flux ?

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HollisBrown 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm on the verge of opening my typewriter repair/video store. I'll have it all, ribbon, VHS, and even Beta.

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Paul Hahn 2 years, 10 months ago

For the record: I did not get in a fight.

That was taken at the Dillon's on Mars.

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labmonkey 2 years, 10 months ago

Everyone should borrow $60K to get an anthropology or art history degrees. You know the job market is flush with opportunity for those grads.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

There are no secrets on the internet.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Woulda been here sooner but had some real world to deal with . .

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Don't worry guys, I gots lotsa stupid stuff left in me. Just need fluxie to comment on me a few more times and I will have him triangulated on the spreadsheet. I'm kinda like them bible decoders you know, just need a few more lines to work with then I'll have the fluxie apocalypse nailed down. Stock your bunkers. Plenty of tinfoil hats left from the last one . . .

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HollisBrown 2 years, 10 months ago

Yep. "Three teeny tiny little ads!" Donny made $52 million with those ads. I'm sure he'll fare well in the joint.

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prospector 2 years, 10 months ago

Who needs college. I just listened to Don Lapre and am living the good life.

http://adweek.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/lapre1.jpg

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HollisBrown 2 years, 10 months ago

BoB, I was just thinking about you. Who's the Idiot Celebrity of the Day? Johnny Edwards is a ringer. He's always happy, even in mugshots. I was also just pondering why Jennifer Anniston keeps hooking up with losers. Hell, if she really wants a moron she might as well shoot the moon and ask me out.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 10 months ago

Hollis -

Stupid comes and goes on the OTS. Just roll with it and something will come up.

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HollisBrown 2 years, 10 months ago

Roe, you're only up to 8361. Let's get crackin'. I'm running out of stupid stuff to talk about.

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HollisBrown 2 years, 10 months ago

Perhaps, prospector. I've had jaundice for a year or so, this time. I've had 3 liver transplants, which are a lot more expensive than even the tuition at Stanford. The doctors keep saying something about quitting the heavy drinking, but that's a bunch of nonsense. I thought doctors were supposed to be smart. I like my yellow eyes.

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edjayhawk 2 years, 10 months ago

I paid $350 a semester at Emporia State in 1976.

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prospector 2 years, 10 months ago

Is there a Jaundice epidemic going on?

I had a bout of that once that cost me more than my college education.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 10 months ago

"TOB, was this your boy I saw just off the deep end the other day?

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=u..."

See, my kid is natural.

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sherbert 2 years, 10 months ago

In these times, if you're getting a degree, make sure it's in something job specific. A general degree is good for overall education, but it won't get you a paycheck! We need more trade schools.

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zippy53 2 years, 10 months ago

College is a scam! They just want your money!

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jlzack 2 years, 10 months ago

It's sad, SOME students should probably reconsider a college education. I work with student loans, & I see too many kids with a huge debt. Then they cant find work in their field, or a job at all. Alot of them end up defaulting on their student loans. I'm not saying an education is a bad thing, or that the experience isn't one of a lifetime. Just to remember, that 60,000 - 100,000. (or more) you borrow, must be repaid. These loans can be stretched out to 25 years for repayment but, if you are just going to school for the experience, is it really worth that debt of a lifetime, or worse yet, reuining your credit by defaulting?

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rockchalker52 2 years, 10 months ago

TOB, was this your boy I saw just off the deep end the other day?

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=underwater+basket+weaving&view=detail&id=0586C1E59CFABE5F4083E12B6E34738F68031B6F&first=0&qpvt=underwater+basket+weaving&FORM=IDFRIR

CW, relish just how purty those beaded droplets look rolling down the hood of your car. Wax on, partner.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 10 months ago

What Paul Hahn said, who the heck knows.

Glad I wasted my time waxing my car last night... son of a..............

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm not going to spend any money on my kid's education. He's going to get a full ride scholarship for football, baseball, basketball, debate and underwater basket weaving.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 10 months ago

Oranges are, no doubt, more costly than my during my college days. Tuition is a little more pricey, too. I think it was under $300 for a semester. Gonna go ponder that over a satsuma/minneola smoothie.

http://www.dillons.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Produce/Citrus.pdf

Drinking one of them every day could cost more than my freshman year on the hill.

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Andini 2 years, 10 months ago

I'll probably be paying a 30 year fixed rate since my son is still a few years away.

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g_rock 2 years, 10 months ago

I hope that others are still willing to pay lots...without that money here in Lawrence, I'm without a job. Personally, I paid to much for a degree that I don't use. But I sure had fun with boys, bars and beers! THAT was the college experience.

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LadyJ 2 years, 10 months ago

Didn't have to pay near as much as I did for extra curricular activities during teen years and put 3,000 miles a month on my car.

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ejc349 2 years, 10 months ago

From a grandma in grad school it came to $23,000. for my MASTERS. But, I drove 27,440 miles in 4 years.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Anybody else going to watch the Gritty Fitty river race this weekend? I'll be the one with the dimpled white balls. On my t-shirt. I like to watch the start from my front porch . . while strumming my instrument

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Still paying for two. Probably will be . . fo eveh

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HollisBrown 2 years, 10 months ago

I don't know. Are oranges on sale at Dillons?

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