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How do I find a former university admissions officer to interview?

I’d like to interview a public university admissions officer on camera for a documentary project I’m working on. They should be able to speak candidly about the admissions policies and practices that many schools in the US have implemented to cope with funding cuts by the states, such as favoring out-of-state and foreign students who pay full tuition. Someone who is retired or who no longer works in admissions would presumably have more freedom to speak on this subject. How would I go about finding such a person?
posted by theory on Nov 10, 2016 - 7 answers

Societal return of investment on higher eduation

I'm trying to look up stats on the return of investment for higher education on a social/societal level, vs an individual level. [more inside]
posted by spunweb on May 9, 2016 - 4 answers

Less money, mo' problems?

In the bigger picture, which masters program will I benefit from most? [more inside]
posted by mild deer on Jun 11, 2015 - 16 answers

If kids born/raised in USA but dual Australian citizens,free college?

My understanding is that Australian citizens get access to a much lower tuition rate at Australian universities, and that the way student loans are repaid in Australia basically means that the repayment pauses indefinitely as long as the Australian moves abroad after graduation. Does this mean that if my kids are born/raised in the USA (but have Australian citizenship through their Australian mother), I could send them off to Australian universities and have them receive their university education more-or-less for free (since they'd presumably be returning to the US after graduation)? Or are there additional residency/repayment requirements that I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by Televangelist on Mar 29, 2015 - 11 answers

Grad Student. Doesn't mean I understand a 1098-T.

I have a taxes and graduate school-related question for you all! Obviously, you are not my tax advisor, but can you shed some light on a very strange situation and suggest whether or not it's worth seeking professional help? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Feb 8, 2015 - 10 answers

By what law are the parents of Caitlyn Ricci forced to pay her tuition?

The case has been kicking around for a while and all the comments are very excitable but don't shed much light on the judge's ruling. My instinct is to think the judge is wrong, that a child has no right to a college education, but I'd like to hear the other side. So - basically I'm looking for any links to the judge's actual ruling or the relevant law for this case.
posted by IndigoJones on Dec 27, 2014 - 6 answers

Moving to Maryland to go to college

I was born in Maryland and moved to Virginia for high school. I did two years worth of math/computer science courses at NVCC. I've been working 9 to 5 in DC as a programmer for the past several years, and I make $65k a year, of which I save about $15k. As far as I can tell, the only viable path to finishing a computer science degree in the area would be to use what savings I have (let's say $60k) to be a full time student at the University of Maryland for two years. This is only practical if I pay in-state tuition. The university explicitly bars those who "reside in Maryland primarily for a purpose other than that of attending an educational institution in Maryland". If I move to Maryland, do I have any chance of being considered an in-state student after a few years? I want to be both pragmatically and ethically in the clear here. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2014 - 13 answers

Texas residency and in-state tution

Hi, I'm planning on starting graduate school in Texas in fall, 2015. Right now we (my husband and I) are living in another state. Then plan is to move to Texas in Augest, 2015. Husband would physically be in Texas but working remotely for an employer outside of Texas. Is it possible for me to qualify for in-state tuition rate? What needs to be done in order to gain residency in Texas? Thanks.
posted by WizKid on Sep 26, 2014 - 16 answers

Student loans for certificate program?

What options are available out there in regards to educational loans for certificate programs with a university? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2014 - 5 answers

Where can I find a list of all college tuition prices in the US?

I work for an education non-profit. We are compiling a list of college tuition prices. Does anyone know of a site that might have something like this? [more inside]
posted by brista on Feb 26, 2014 - 9 answers

How much should I spend on my education?

Go to the far away, cheap nursing school, or close, expensive one? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Feb 9, 2014 - 16 answers

Getting reimbursed for taxes from job-related tuition benefits

My husband is completing his masters degree at the university where he also works. He gets tuition benefits, but any tuition benefit he receives over $5250 per year is taxable. The university treats those taxes as part of the tuition bill (they are about 37%) and we pay them out of pocket. According to our university, we should be able to get reimbursed for the taxes that we paid, given that the tuition counts as a job related expense. How do we do this? Bonus: how do we do this... on TurboTax? [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Jan 22, 2014 - 14 answers

Semester bill part II

I went to academic advisement around the time when I made this post. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Aug 26, 2013 - 16 answers

I want to put my tuition on a credit card and then pay it off.

So, I pay my surreal tuition with loan money- $15,000 at a time. It dawned on me the other day that its dumb to just let that money slide by without cashing in on it somehow. I hatched a hairbrained scheme: Put the 15k on a credit card, cash in on rewards points / airline miles, then immediately pay it off with the loans. Two Q's below. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jun 24, 2013 - 25 answers

How can I pay for my summer class?

I need to take a summer course as a pre-requisite for professional school. Course will not count towards a degree, deeming me ineligible for stafford loans. What are my student/personal loan options? [more inside]
posted by DayTripper on May 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Going back to school and need to find a particular document

Where can I find a document (preferably online) that will explain the US Postal Service's policy for employees regarding tuition assistance/reimbursement? [more inside]
posted by Telpethoron on Mar 27, 2013 - 3 answers

For 529 plans, when is enough, enough?

I've been saving big into a college fund since my child was born 8 years ago, on the order of $900 per month. I recently checked the 529 plan that was receiving the funds and it is currently at $90k. There is still a decade before the child would enter college, and by most estimates that could mean a doubling and a bit more if market averages do ok. My investment guy says a kid in the year 2022 might need $300k for tuition at a prestigious college and that I should continue. I think I'm pretty well set for now and it could be around $200k by then with no added input. Should I continue putting money away in this account or should I divert that into my own retirement (which is doing well too, but could always be better)? Or contribute less? When is enough enough for college?
posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2012 - 22 answers

Lost Link for Learning Languages

Somewhere earlier this year? there was a link to a language learning site which started you off on basic vocabulary. On answering questions a plant grew or shrivelled accordingly. I need to find that site again. Obrigado.
posted by adamvasco on Aug 9, 2012 - 4 answers

FAFSA blues

Help my friend get financial aid again. [more inside]
posted by soelo on May 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Worth it to pay the bills to get the skills?

Engineering master's degree: worth it in my special situation? I have an engineering BS, the MS would be in the same sort of engineering, and it would be free (sort of). I've been working in non-engineering academic research, but I want to get into industry R&D. [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Jan 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Trying to decide on Law Schools: Rutgers Newark vs Seton Hall vs Drexel

Trying to decide on Law Schools: Rutgers Newark vs Seton Hall vs Drexel [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket on May 9, 2011 - 29 answers

Is my college trying to rip me off?

Is my college trying to rip me off? [more inside]
posted by [vagabond] on Mar 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Will my company deduct the money I owe them for tuition before taxes, or after?

My company paid $1,000 for me to take a class, but in exchange I can't leave the company for 18 months, or I'll have to pay them back. I also have 50 hours of vacation saved up, and when I leave the company I will get those hours back as money. If I make $20 an hour, the 50 hours translate into $1,000 before taxes. My question is, will my company take their $1,000 back pre-tax, or post-tax?
posted by PlayWithFire on Mar 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Surely they can't claim me as a dependent against my will...can they?

In order to establish residency for grad school, I have to file my taxes independently as a resident of my new state. This weekend, I discovered my parents have already filed, claiming me as a dependent. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2011 - 21 answers

New employee - need to broach tuition reimbursement with supervisor for MBA

I started my new job in July. Want to go back to school for an MBA, but not sure how to broach the subject with my manager who has to approve tuition reimbursement. [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Dec 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Good/Bad MBA

My company will no longer pay for the majority of my MBA, does it still make sense to go? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Nov 23, 2010 - 20 answers

Is my college ripping me off?

Is it normal for a college to not refund someone if they have paid above the cost of tuition and fees? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2010 - 18 answers

Do unpaid tuition bills expire after a certain number of years like other bills can?

Do unpaid tuition bills expire after a certain number of years like other bills can? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Do I owe the government?

My employer is paying my tuition, and told me that I could claim the amount as a deduction, because it's a taxable benefit. I did, and now I've received a letter from Revenue Canada asking me to submit a T2202 form and to tell them who had given me money for my tuition. (I filed online, which is why I hadn't submitted the T2202 before.) Was I wrong to claim this deduction? (You aren't my tax lawyer, but you know about these things.)
posted by smilingtiger on Aug 9, 2010 - 8 answers


I got into artschool in the US, the scholarships not great, now what ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on May 26, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I maximize my education tax credits?

I have two years and $6,500 to pay my tuition. What I want to know is, what should I pay in tax year 2010 and what should I pay in tax year 2011 to maximize educational tax credits? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Apr 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Good idea, bad idea?

Am I over-thinking this, or will attending grad school at a CSU (California State University) hinder further career goals? Help me eliminate one more thing from my grad-application-frazzled mind! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 - 8 answers

My employer is going to pay me $5,000/year to go to school. Help me figure out my next move.

My employer is going to pay me $5,000/year to go to school. Help me figure out my next move. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Mar 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I please have my paycheck?

Can my university garnish my wages if I owe them tuition and I work for them? [more inside]
posted by bobber on Mar 9, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I get a credit card with all my debt?

I want to get a credit card soon, but I am unsure as to my credit situation due to some mitigating factors, including college. Long story inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2010 - 17 answers

Ik heb... financialaidie?

NetherlandsFilter: As a Dutch citizen, am I eligible for financial aid for school in the United States? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Sep 10, 2009 - 2 answers

Free degree or let loose passion?

I work for a university with a generous tuition discount and after two years of research my conclusion is that the graduate programs here are generally for people who return to their same jobs (with the exception of med and law school). Most programs rank above the top 30 and the reviews from alumni and current students have given me the impression classes tend to be weak. Help me here! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Education tax credit - can we claim it twice for two students?

Can more than one student filing on the same US tax return claim the new American Opportunity Tax Credit? [more inside]
posted by deadmessenger on Aug 16, 2009 - 1 answer

In-State Tuition in Colorado

Please help me get in-state tuition in Colorado! [more inside]
posted by PaulingL on Aug 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Paying for graduate school out of your 401k. Stupid idea?

Paying for graduate school out of your 401k. Stupid idea? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Jul 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Paying for school

I have a pretty big tuition bill, even after Stafford and Perkins loans are applied. Can't pay it in cash. Should I take out another loan or take money out of the mutual funds? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Educate me (and mine).

Which colleges or universities still offer free tuition to children of employees who get accepted to the school? [more inside]
posted by mds35 on May 14, 2009 - 51 answers

Learning to Write Spanish Online

I'm thinking of preparing the DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera, or official Spanish Language Diploma) exam. My spoken Spanish is OK, my listening is fine, and my reading skills are good. What I can't do, because I've never practiced, is write essays in Spanish, and essays are a part of the DELE. [more inside]
posted by Holly on Mar 18, 2009 - 9 answers

How to negotiate for grad school tuition assistance/funding?

Seeking advice regarding negotiating for funding/tuition assistance from grad schools. In a nutshell, I've been accepted to an MA program but was not extended an offer for a fellowship or any other sort of financial assistance. [more inside]
posted by penchant on Mar 12, 2009 - 8 answers

How can I prove residency without a lease or utilities?

After already attending CUNY Hunter college as a nyc resident, they took away my residency until I can prove it to them again. However, I don't have a lease, didn't get a drivers license until 6 months ago, and have no other proof that I've lived here other than attending school here for the past 3 semesters. (Please somebody help me) [more inside]
posted by rubberkey on Feb 27, 2009 - 16 answers

Why should I pay when I had to teach myself

If I paid for a class to help me pass a test but I received real assistance towards passing the test, can I contest paying for that class? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Getting loan check in mom's name into my bank account.

My mother was recently approved for a Parent PLUS loan to cover my tuition for this year. The check is now on its way in mom's name to my address, and I have some questions... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Asking for tuition support instead of a raise

There will be no raises this year - so be it. But I'd like to try negotiating for tuition reimbursement in leiu of a raise. Can you give any advice on conducting this conversation with my boss? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Dec 19, 2008 - 10 answers

I wantz to bez a nurze. But I can has $$ from Prezident Catz?

I have some student loan questions [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Oct 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Will maintain high GPA for $ for college

I'm a permanent resident in the U.S., not citizen, looking to find some scholarship money to help with financing my degree. This is my second year in college so entrance scholarships are out of the question. [more inside]
posted by icarus on Oct 5, 2008 - 4 answers

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