How to save $50,000 on a degree from CU
That may sound like a sensational headline from a tabloid newspaper, but this one is true. Let’s suppose your daughter wants a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her tuition, room and board, and student fees for the first two years would come to about $54,000. If she enrolled in a guaranteed transfer degree program at Colorado Northwestern Community College, those same costs would total about $4,500. After some simple arithmetic, the cost savings is $49,500. If you add an extra $500 for the expense of travelling back and forth to Boulder over two years, the cost savings come to an even $50,000.*
Here are some things to consider:
• Living at home for the first two years means you don’t have to pay for room and board (A little more than $30,000 at CU).
• If you live in Moffat County, half of your tuition costs are paid by the College District.
• The Associate of Arts Degree at CNCC is guaranteed to transfer to CU. That means she would enter CU as a Junior.
• With smaller class sizes and world-class instruction, the education she would receive at CNCC is on par with the best in the state.
• The new, state-of-the-art campus west of Craig provides a true college atmosphere with a vibrant student life.
According USA Today, “40 million Americans owe $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. The amount surpasses every other household debt except mortgage.” When you add it all up, the smart money is on a guaranteed Associate Degree from CNCC.
*College costs are based on current information from each of the institution’s websites.
Moffat County School District will provide shuttle services to Moffat County High School graduation, set for 10 a.m to noon Saturday, May 25 at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.