Letter: You'd need one heck of a part-time job to graduate debt free
All told, cost of attendance runs between $25,000 and $32,000 a year (at NDSU) for an in-state student. This very real boy must have one heck of a part time job!
This letter is in response to Steve Strege's (definitely true) letter about the impressive young man and his plan to graduate debt free by working a part-time job and living modestly. While I'd never doubt the sincerity or honesty of a man who's written such letters to the editor as " tax cuts to the wealthy help working people " and "stricter gun laws put children in danger," I'd like to run through some quick math.
Tuition at North Dakota State University, including fees, runs between roughly $9,500 and $17,000 depending on major. Room and board will cost another $9,000, estimated books about $1,000, with miscellaneous other costs generally estimated to be about $3,500.
All told, cost of attendance runs between $25,000 and $32,000 a year for an in-state student. This very real boy must have one heck of a part time job!
Matt Duhon lives in Fargo.
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