How much did you pay for engineering college?

<p>I am an instate aerospace engineering student. I paid 7,000 my freshman year. I am living off-campus to save money this year. However, I now have to pay 6500 this year.</p>

<p>I'm paranoid about money and like to save... But it's hard paying it off. Am I paying too much? Too little? Doing okay? (I mean if my career prospect looks good, I can pay it off right?)</p>

<p>You paid a grand total of $7,000 for a year’s tuition, rent, and food? That’s insanely good, at which school is that even possible?</p>

<p>Rutgers University. But, the biggest problem for me it’s that I thought I would save even more money by living off-campus with my own food this year… So, I will end up paying more for my expenses.</p>

<p>Why would the cost stay relatively the same? :(</p>

<p>I would just be happy with what your paying…im from canada and generally our tuition is cheaper then US colleges/unis (thats what i hear) and what ur paying is still less then my tuition let alone food and res.</p>

<p>I think you are fine. To put it another way, if you leave with $30k debt, you could pay that all off in just a couple years of employment and still wind up financially better than 99% of college graduates.</p>

<p>Was that $7k actually including living expenses? I split a one bedroom apartment’s rent with my girlfriend and my annual rent costs more than that. :(</p>

<p>Rutgers?..$7,000/year?, if you don’t stop worrying about nothing…lol</p>

<p>I would call that a very good possibility for a good ROI (return on investment).</p>

<p>Hold on, are you saying you took out a $7,000 loan, or you straight up spent a grand total of $7,000 for the year? Because this page: [Rutgers</a> | Rutgers Admissions](<a href=“]Rutgers”> claims that JUST tuition and fees cost $12,560 for the year (plus an additional $1,098 for engineering students). In addition to that, they estimate the cost of room and board at $10,906. How exactly did you manage to get $24,564 worth of stuff for $7,000?</p>

<p>Medwall, it was because I’m an in-state student who entered with a SAT score of 1800 (which is okay I think). I also had good grades in high school and I had a score of 0 for my FAFSA. The $7000 (subsidized) was the amount of loans I had to take out and the rest was covered by financial aid.</p>

<p>I felt stressed out as to how I was going to pay all this. But, I feel a lot better about my situation now. Thank you everyone! :)</p>

<p>What are you talking about, Medwell? College is free. It is absolutely free.</p>

<p>LOL. No ■■■■■.</p>

<p>Seriously. These days kids walk into college paying $0 to $10,000 per year. Yes. They get financial aids from the federal, the state, and many of them have private scholarships.
Yeah things maybe different for other states. It is actually upsetting me. Do we really need to give this much of money to everyone? I mean even kids whose parents aren’t poor (affordable), the kids can still a lot of money. </p>

<p>Of course I am speaking from the CUNY. SUNY costs more, but yeah, my friends pay $5000 ~ $8000 (numbers from my own circle).</p>