you perhaps could go on and on but no-one in government or at the universities would thank you for suggesting that these are the kinds of costs factored into what are explicitly billed as "tuition fees", i.e. fees for instruction. Are 18 year old kids being asked to pay the cleaners, a cost with an anyway negligible unit-rate? Or to fund the renovation of buildings owned by either the government or the university, such that they could as well be privately sold by either?
(Original post by thegaffer91)
What about the cost of buying thousands of books and maintaining them in a library that is easy for all students to use?
What about the costs of the salaries of all the support staff - cleaners, security staff, teaching assistants?
What about the cost of water, electricity and Internet to cover the entire campus?
What about the cost of all the practical equipment used in science and engineering degrees, among others?
What about the cost of renevating and upgrading learning spaces on a regular basis?
I could go on and on...
This bloke seems willing to pay his way, and is only asking whether he is being asked to pay more than that. A student wanting a 2nd BA is exhibiting a degree of commitment to the subject that perhaps doesn't obtain for many students only jumping the the hoop of making themselves graduates. In many cases as well these are degrees taken on by people wanting to make themselves more obviously employable, this truest in the case of Arts to Law, with Law almost certainly the most popularly taken 2nd bachelors. Why not only calculate the additional unit-cost of having another student on the course and give this as the amount for which that student is liable?
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