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Tuition!!! UGH!!!

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by , 08-02-2008 at 12:36 PM
Got my tuition bill today. It's Close to $900 just for one class!!!

What ticks me off even more is that I got it today and they expect me to send it back by 8/19/08! But get this, they suggest I send it ten days before the due date so that the chack can be processed. So basically they suggest I send it out by 8/9/08. I hate how they send this bill last minute!!!

I don't have enough to afford it. Looks like Mom and dad will have to help out because the government decided to screw me out of my $300 rebate I was expecting which was going to be used entirely on tuition.

Mom and Dad decided to help me this time because I was declaired by them as a dependent and that's some of the reason why I did not get my $300 rebate.

But get this also, the book itself, in new form cost about $125, I know their's got to be price gouging somewhere because it is definatly not worth that much. But I bought it used for the cheapest price I could find, $89.25.

This is just getting crazy!!! Almost $900, not including textbooks, for one class???

To make things worse, this is for a math class. I have been really trying as of late to enter this class with an advantage by reading "Geometry For Dummies" and by practicing in the Math book I just bought. I really hope I can pass this class because the school's tutoring has proven to be no benefit to me in the past.

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  1. Lost Boy's Avatar
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    Wow. That is just not good. I guess they only want the rich and well to do to go to College now. You can go broke just taking one class. That is not right. I hope you make it in and it's worth it for you. I know you are trying real hard as we talk all the time about stuff. Good Luck from your friend in California.
  2. SusieP.'s Avatar
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    I was just thinking about having to go pay tuition in the next 2 weeks, too. Ugh. One class= $1750.

    My plan is to win the cash in Vegas next week.

    Best of luck next semester! Are you almost done at least?
  3. Disney Wrassler's Avatar
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    This is my last class Susie until I get my Arts & Associates Degree !!
  4. SusieP.'s Avatar
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    Way to go, DW!
  5. krystledm's Avatar
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    i feel for you and understand completely....that's why i go to community college

    and congrats on almost being done! that's great!
  6. Disney Wrassler's Avatar
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    I have dropped this math class once before, about two years ago. But given the fact that the Geometry section in the course is what broke the camels back for me last time, I am doing my best to spruce up my Geometry skills.

    I am constantly going over the Geometry section in my textbook and am slowly getting through the book Geometry For Dummies. Dummies does not cover everything in the book so I am setting that aside right now and am just trying to figure out all the questions by doing them myself.

    I sure hope I don't fail this semester because there is now no point dropping out since this is the last class until I get my first degree.

    So I staying on this ship, even if it's sinking .

    Sometimes when I review question in my math book, I feel upbeat because I am doing them correctly. Other times I feel like I am going to do bad because I am not answering others correctly.

    For instance, a question I just can't let go of is this one:

    "A stained-glass window in a church is in the shape of a square. The perimeter of the square is 7 times the length of a side in meters, decreased by 2. Find the length of a side of the window."
    I keep thinking the equation is suppost to be set up like this:

    P=7(X-12) But I must be wrong because the answer is suppost to be 4m, and solving the equation that way does not get me 4m.

    Now, I know Multiplication and Subtraction will be involved because the question said "Times" and "Decreased."

    It's just that I am having a hard time setting it up. If I am correct, in order to get the measure of a side, we need to first solve for the squares length, and the solve for the squares width to get the answer. I may be wrong though.

    Guess I better search around in this textbook a bit more.
  7. SusieP.'s Avatar
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    I'm not getting this one either way I try to work it. I feel like something is missing.

    You're sure the answer is 4? One side=4, and it's a square. So the perimeter has to be 16.

    If x=4...

    I'm getting 7x-2= 28-2=26. That's not a match.

    Or, 7(x-2)= 7(2)= 14. Also not a match.

    Anyone else?
  8. Disney Wrassler's Avatar
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    Yup, the back of the book says 4m is the answer.

    But I decided it may be best for me just to go through the whole chapter, read everything and solve every question.

    Maybe that will help me figure out how the answer is 4m when I get back around to it.
  9. krystledm's Avatar
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    i figured p= 7[a - 2] then p/4 for one side

    but that would be 7/2 or 3.5 per side...closer but not right
  10. knittingknerd's Avatar
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    Sorry you're having ickiness in school here's what I was thinking (and it's and evil way of thinking because I think it's one of those equal on both sides devils) :
    But that gets 3L=2 which is wrong... Figure a square has 4 equal sides. Sorry no help. Can you buddy up with a geometry wiz kid?
    Updated 08-09-2008 at 01:58 PM by knittingknerd (did math wrong.)
  11. Disney Wrassler's Avatar
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    I FINALLY figured it out!!!

    I kept reading through the book last night and it briefly went over how to solve for a square.

    But of course, you know how Mathematicians are. They tell you how to solve for the answer one way and then they put questions in the book in which you need to solve it some other way that they didn't go over.

    It's like teaching someone how to fix a brake and then telling them to fix an engine without any help.

    ANYWAY, what I remember from the book is this. The book states all sides of a square are equal. So a basic question in regards to solving for the meters of a square should be set up like this:

    P=4s OR Perimeter equals four times the sides

    So when you are solving for anything regarding the square, the last step you must take is to divide by four.

    SO here is how I finally got the answer to my question.

    The Perimeter of the square is 7(4)-12 (4 representing the amount of even sides on a square)

    7 x 4 - 12= 16.

    Then divide the 16 by 4 and you get 4 meters !