InBiz: Skipping Classes Hurt Your Wallet More Than Your Grade

By Emily Overholt, Staff Writer
@EmilyOverholt

Is sleeping an extra hour really more important than that lecture?/ PHOTO via Emily Overholt

Is sleeping an extra hour really more important than that lecture?/ PHOTO via Emily Overholt

It’s cold, the T is running slow, you have a big lecture with no attendance and it’s too early in the semester to really miss anything important. Don’t pretend like you don’t want to skip.

But before you turn off that third (or sixth in my case) panicking alarm, think about the price of that class.

This year’s tuition is $43,970, and I know what you’re saying, one class does not equal $40,000 (we’re getting there).

So one semester is $21,985. You’re taking four classes, so each class is costing you $5496.25. There’s 16 weeks in a semester, so that’s $343.52 per week.

Here’s where it get’s tricky, if you are in a class that meets once a week, get your butt in class. The equivalent of dollars for that class could put your butt in this super sweet chair.

Your class meets twice a week and you’re considering blowing it off? That’s $171.75. You could be taking notes on this sweet tablet for that price, or watching Netflix. Yeah, definitely Netflix.

Three times a week? Conceptually I forgive you because who takes a Friday class willingly, but still $114.50 is going down the drain because your thirsty Thursday got out of hand.  You could be trotting around in these Unicorn shoes for that price, think about it.

Now go back to sleep, sleepy kitten. Sorry if your dreams are nightmares of losing your wallet.

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