This is really ugly. When you Google the biggest expenses in college, texting will not be listed. Your child will spend 1/5th of their time in a college class texting and visiting social media, a study has revealed. And you'll pay for that activity. How?
Villianova University, one of the worst colleges in the country when it comes to awarding scholarships, charges - ready for this? - $5,880 for one 3-credit course.
The study says - if you apply it to Villanova - your child will spend $1,470 for texting each semester in EACH class. With a total of 5 courses per semester, that's a total semester cost to you of $5,880. That's for fun with texting. And it's not even an Olympic sport yet!
Want more perspective? Over 5 years, that's $29,400 for your kid to text about last night's party, how boring this class is, or how hot s/he is sitting at the next desk.
What will you do about it before you send your child off to college?
Note: I couldn't resist finding a photo of a guy who's still texting at his own graduation. I guess bad timing or bad habits die hard. ______________ Copyright 2017 Paul Hemphill For inquiries contact me here.
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