Tuition, etc. $$ due Aug 20

<p>FYI...For all new (and existing) students, the fall semester's bill is out on Testudo. (You should have received an email on your UMD.EDU email telling you this). Go to Financials, then select Student Account Inquiry to see the itemizations. The due date is Aug 20. YOU (OR YOUR PARENTS) WILL NOT RECEIVE A BILL BY MAIL.</p>

<p>This is one of the areas that students can grant their parents access to (a good idea if you are intending on them paying).</p>

<p>I don't know about you astro, but I was ticked to see how much it increased this yr. This is insane that they have a 300 million endowment and hit families like they did when the economy is so bad. If my memory serves me correctly since Aug 08 it has gone up @25%
for OOS parents. </p>

<p>Sorry, I just had to rant!</p>

<p>I just sign and roll my eyes when I see the bills. However, I went back to look....D2's scholarship was supposed to have a provision for OOS students for tuition increases...it looks like the amount doesn't match the amount that the tuition went up....hmmm. Something else to check on!</p>

<p>I can't imagine that there is very many public U's that didn't go up this year. I know UNC sure did. When they call the house asking for money, it makes me laugh. Uh...yeah, I think I already give UMD enough $$$$ each semester!!!</p>

<p>I just get ticked because I don't understand where they are using the endowment? Look at the stock market, it is down, but OBTW it is up 10% this past yr, and yet UMDCP has the gall to raise their rates by @7% in a downturn economy while they get a 10% return from the stock market?</p>

<p>Even more infuriating is the fact that BOS has the biggest dept, but gets the least amount of money!</p>

<p>Our DS moved out into a rental this yr, and even though we are paying 12 mos of rent and utilities, plus food, it still comes out cheaper than UMDCP for 9 months. Additionally his rental is 1 yr old, never rented, has a garage, washer, dryer, microwave, living room, dining room and eat in kitchen with 3 bathrooms. </p>

<p>Bullet was a UMDCP grad, but even he feels that they are raping parents and students.</p>