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Tuition at Brown University to Top $70k per Year in Fall of 2018

Tuition at Brown University to Top $70k per Year in Fall of 2018

“We remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that a Brown education is accessible”

A four-year degree at Brown is going to cost over a quarter million dollars? It’s astounding that people are willing to pay this much.

The Providence Journal reports:

Yearly cost of attending Brown University will top $70,000 in fall 2018

Tuition, room and board and fees at Brown University will rise to $70,266 starting in fall 2018, an increase of 4 percent.

But 45 percent of undergraduates receive financial aid, and Brown meets 100 percent of every undergraduate’s demonstrated financial need through a combination of grants, scholarships and work-study programs, according to Brown spokesman Brian Clark.

The university’s budget, approved over the weekend by the Corporation of Brown University, also expands undergraduate financial aid by nearly 11 percent, to $135.4 million, according to the university.

“We remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that a Brown education is accessible for every one of the exceptionally talented students admitted,” said Provost Richard M. Locke.

The growth in undergraduate financial aid reflects the new Brown Promise initiative, which will replace loans with scholarships beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year.

Tuition remains Brown’s primary source of revenue, accounting for 65 percent of the university’s education and general budget for fiscal 2019.

While tuition for most doctoral and master’s degree programs are the same as undergraduate tuition, master’s programs in computer science, data science, engineering, physics and innovation management will increase. Research showed that Brown’s tuition for those programs were well below market rates, the university wrote.

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“master’s programs in computer science, data science, engineering, physics and innovation management will increase”

I’m not sure what “innovation management” is (sounds bogus to me), but hiking tuition on the others sure looks like “taxing” the productive to subsidize unproductive humanities/social justice majors.

“Research showed that Brown’s tuition for those programs were well below market rates, the university wrote.”
I’d like to see the source for that research.

Maybe it’s time to get rid of the FAFSA?

What other business can demand a comprehensive financial accounting so it can set the price to “all the traffic will bear”?

OK, so a brilliant young girl goes to Brown University and spends $280,000 to get a degree in “Gender & Sexuality Studies.”
Leaving the school with massive debt, she applies to jobs, but her major gives her no preparation to do anything useful, and it brands her as a potential troublemaker.
So if she’s halfway practical, she’ll take a 6-month course in computer programming and sign on to join Google’s quota of female programmers. Then she can complain about how sexist they are, even though she got her job because of her sex.

    randian in reply to OldProf2. | February 19, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Since when do women dislike sexism? They love it so long as it always leans to their benefit, in which case it suddenly isn’t sexism anymore.

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