Thursday, August 25, 2011

Open Letter

Dear Washington State University,

I was raised to loathe you.  And loathe you, I did.

Cougs are the enemy.

However, when a graduate school opportunity presented itself to me at your institution, I put my loathing aside, convinced my Dad that the world would not end if one of his children was associated with WSU, enrolled, and overall have been pretty happy with my experience.

Until today.

On August 11th, just 11 days before the start of the fall semester, the Engineering and Technology Management Department announced that they are hiking tuition from $509 per credit to $680 per credit.  As a result, I had to make a decision to fork over a large amount of money to continue my semester and program as planned or decide to withdraw from one of the two classes I was registered for.

After much deliberation, I decided that withdrawing from one class was my best option, and one that made the most sense for me.  Because of this decision, I have to tack on one more year in your program.

Can't wait for Fall 2012 when you jack up your tuition fees to $825 per credit.

Thanks a lot, a-holes.

Take Luck,

1 comment:

  1. Argh!! That sucks so much!! I don't understand how university works in the US, but I think it is really unfair to have such an extreme price change while you are studying!

    Here at the University of Auckland, we are praying that our Vice-chancellor stops making dumb decisions and the lectures don't strike!! (it's been a 2 year up hill battle and the lectures are just about to go to the last resort which is striking...)

    Ngaio May x

    PS - Awesome that you do some kind of engineering/tech study! Good on you!


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