University Plans To House Students With Senior Citizens


WE ALL KNOW THAT GOING TO COLLEGE IN THE
UNITED STATES IS EXTREMELY PRICEY. NYU HAPPENS TO BE ONE
OF THE PRICIEST UNIVERSITIES YOU CAN GO TO. AS A RESULT,
ADMINISTRATORS AT NYU ARE COMING UP WITH A NEW PILOT PROGRAM,
THEY ARE TESTING IT OUT, THAT WOULD ALLOW INCOMING STUDENTS TO
DORM AND IT WOULD ESSENTIALLY CUT THE COST OF HOUSING FOR
PEOPLE GOING TO NYU. ELLEN SCHALL WHO IS THE CHAIR OF NYU’S
AFFORDABILITY STEERING COMMITTEE SAYS THAT THE UNIVERSITY WHICH
HAS A STAGGERING ANNUAL PRICE TAG OF $65,000 A YEAR IS TRYING
TO BECOME MORE AFFORDABLE TO AS MANY STUDENTS AS POSSIBLE. APPARENTLY, THE POST HAD DONE A REVIEW OF THE PRICIEST COLLEGES
AND THEY FOUND THAT NYU IS RANKED THE NUMBER THREE MOST
EXPENSIVE COLLEGE IN 2015. SO THEY WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT
THAT. THEY DO WHEN THE LOSE POTENTIAL TALENTED STUDENTS AND
SO THEY ARE LIKE MAYBE WE CAN FIND A SOLUTION WHERE YOU WOULD
PAY HALF THE MONEY THE OTHER STUDENTS PAY TO DORM WITH
ELDERLY PEOPLE AND HE WOULD ESSENTIALLY DO COMMUNITY SERVICE
BY HELPING THEM OUT. YOU’D VOLUNTEER AT THE FACILITIES AND
YOU WOULD PAY A LOT LESS MONEY TO DORM THERE. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE WERE
YOU ARE LIKE ANY COLLEGE STUDENT, WHAT THEY WANT TO
LIVE AT THE SENIOR CITIZEN. THINK ABOUT IT, WHEN YOU WERE IN
COLLEGE EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING, TRYING TO SNEAK YOUR
BOYFRIEND AND DIES IT LIKE LIVING WITH HER GRANDPARENTS? YES, IT’S EVEN MORE, LOOK,
IT’S A LITTLE MORE AWKWARD THAN THAT I GUESS BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT
JUST LIVING WITH YOUR GRANDPARENTS, YOU WERE LIVING
WITH STRANGERS THAT ARE ELDERLY WHICH BY THE WAY, I HAVE A HUGE
SOFT SPOT IN MY HEART FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE AND I THINK IT’S
A GREAT IDEA TO FIND A WAY TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE TO HELP THEM TO
VOLUNTEER WITH THEM, BECAUSE A LOT OF THEM ARE LONELY AND IT
BREAKS MY HEART, SO I LOVE THIS IDEA BUT OTHER COLLEGES ARE
TRYING SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS LESS SMARTER. OTHER COLLEGES
ALLOW THEM TO VOLUNTEER AND THEN THE COLLEGE WILL LOWER THE PRICE
OF HOUSING IF THEY DO IT, SO IT’S 20 HOURS A WEEK IF YOU DO
THE VOLUNTEERING THAT WILL LOWER THE PRICE. I THINK THAT’S A
LITTLE BETTER, BUT I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW THIS IS GOING TO
WORK OUT. ALL HE KNOWS THEY ARE GOING TO TRY AND SEE WHAT
HAPPENS. JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH IT COSTS TO
LIVE ON CAMPUS, UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WHO CHOOSE TO LIVE ON
CAMPUS AFTER FRESHMAN YEAR PAY ANYWHERE FROM $10,454 FOR A
SHARED STUDIO BEDROOM WHICH IS UNBELIEVABLE TO $21,112 FOR A
PRIVATE ROOM IN A SUITE. SO $65,000 JUST FOR ME TO GO
TO CLASS AND I’M NOT GOING TO WANT TO EVEN SIT IN. THAT’S JUST TUITION AND FEES. THAT BOOKS AND EVERYTHING ELSE. PLEASURE RIBBON BOARD. WE’RE TALKING CLOSE TO 85,
$90,000 A YEAR. EASY. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY
SHOULD MAYBE, I THINK COLLEGE IS IMPORTANT AND STATISTICS SHOW
THAT YOU HAVE WAY MORE OR A POTENTIAL IF YOU HAVE A COLLEGE
DEGREE. LET’S KEEP IT REALÖ FOR EVERYONE OUT THERE,
ENTREPRENEURS OUT THERE IN DIFFERENT FIELDS THAT DROPPED
OUT OF COLLEGE OR DIDN’T GO TO COLLEGE AND THEY ARE DOING FINE,
BUT THAT’S A VERY SMALL POPULATION OF PEOPLE. NONETHELESS, IF NYU IS SERIOUS ABOUT HELPING STUDENTS, LOWERING
THE INSANELY EXPENSIVE TUITION IS ONE WAY TO DO IT. A LOT OF
PEOPLE DEBATE WHY IT’S SO EXPENSIVE AND CONSERVATIVE
FEDERAL LOANS AND THEY’LL BLAME IT ON THAT, BUT ONE OF THE
BIGGEST PROBLEMS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES IS
AN ARMS RACE THAT THEY HAVE WITH ONE ANOTHER. THEY
WANT TO ATTRACT THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST AND THE WAY THAT THEY
DO THAT IS WITH SHINY NEW BUILDINGS. I DONíT KNOW HOW MUCH OF
THAT IS IMPACTING NYU’S COSTS BUT I DO KNOW THE COLLEGES
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY JUST KEEP BUILDING AND BUILDING AND
IMPROVING AND THEY DON’T EVEN REALLY NEED TO DO THAT, THEY ARE
JUST THINKING I AM IN COMPETITION WITH ALL THESE OTHER
COLLEGES AND SO WE’RE GOING TO SPEND MORE MONEY TO BUILD AND
WHO IS THAT? IF THE STUDENTS. DORM ROOMS SHOULD BE, I HOPE
I’M NOT OFFENDING ANYONE, BUT DORM ROOM SHOULD BE LIKE THE
PROJECTS. IT SHOULD BE A TOILET, SHOWER AND A RAGGEDY
ELEVATOR GOING UP AND DOWN. A LOT OF THEM ARE. SOME OF THE SCHOOLS, THIS IS
BETTER THAN ANY APARTMENT THAT THEY’LL PROBABLY HAVE AFTER
THEY GRADUATE I WAS FIVE OR SIX YEARS INTO IT. I DONíT KNOW, IT’S A
SHARED STUDIO. I KNOW IT’S NEW YORK, BUT IT’S A
SHARED STUDIO. THE SIZE OF THIS TABLE TOO. A STUDIO DOES NOT HAVE A
BEDROOM. IT’S THE ROOM. IT’S ONE ROOM. AND THEY SHARE. EVEN WITH
GOING TO A STATE SCHOOL LIKE THAT ESPECIALLY IN TODAY’S TIME TO A LOT OF KIDS
DON’T GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE BECAUSE IT’S SO OVERSATURATED
AND THERE’S NOT A LOT OF JOBS RIGHT NOW
AND UNLESS YOU’RE A CREATIVE PERSON OR YOU’RE TRYING
TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS, I JUST DON’T
SEE WHAT THE POINT IS OF GOING TO A SCHOOL LIKE THIS, PUTTING
YOURSELF IN SO MUCH DEBT. IT’S AN INVESTMENT. YOU
ARE TALKING OVER $300,000 IN DEBT THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE
LIVING WITH ONCE YOU GRADUATE. AND THAT’S ASSUMING THEY
DON’T HAVE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL AID. A LOT OF
STUDENTS DO, A LOT OF STUDENTS DON’T PAY THE FULL AMOUNT. 250,000 THEN. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR
STUDENTS TO THINK OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS AN INVESTMENT AND
SO YOU HAVE TO REALLY, IT’S HARD BECAUSE THESE ARE 18-YEAR-OLDS. THEY ARE YOUNG AND A LOT OF THEM DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING
AND THEIR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS DON’T WALK THEM THROUGH ALL THE
STUFF SO THEY THINK YEAH, THEY THINK WHAT I THOUGHT TOO, A LOT
OF INCOMING FRESHMEN THINK, WHO CARES WHAT I’M GOING TO SPEND? I’M GOING TO END UP BEING A MILLIONAIRE ONCE I GRADUATE BUT
NO, YOU’RE NOT. YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT YOUR EARNING
POTENTIAL IS GOING TO BE, WITH THE MAJOR THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN
DECIDE IF THE PRICEY SCHOOL IS A GOOD INVESTMENT GIVEN WHAT YOU WANT
TO DO? ONE EXAMPLE I THINK, PEOPLE WANT TO BE SOCIAL WORKERS
AND THEY GO TO SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES. IT’S SO UPSETTING
WHEN PEOPLE TELL ME THEY WANT TO BE SOCIAL WORKERS AND THEY GO TO
USC. DON’T GO TO USC BECAUSE
YOU WANT TO GET YOUR MSW. THAT IS A
DISASTROUS IDEA. YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO MAKE THAT MONEY BACK. SOCIAL WORKERS TO GET PAID MUCH. I WISH THEY DID, I THINK THEY
ARE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT, BUT DON’T GET PAID MUCH, SO GO TO A
STATE SCHOOL. PLEASE DON’T TAKE
OUT GIGANTIC LOANS FOR A CAREER THAT
UNFORTUNATELY IS NOT GOING TO MAKE YOU RICH.

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