When I was ready to go to college I had a big decision to make. I live in a city with a major university and that was the immediate dream choice. However, the price tag at the time was $16,000 a year (this was in 1977) at a time when, in many households, if they […]

This week President Obama first floated the balloon, then put out the message in his State of the Union address that he’d like to make college free. Well, that’s not quite accurate. He wants to make community college free for everyone across the country, with the caveat that they get at least a 2.5 GPA […]

That this question even has to come up shows how things have changed over the last 30 to 40 years. Back in the 70’s, there were multiple choices for going to college that wouldn’t have cost all that much. California didn’t even charge people who qualified to go to state college. In New York, tuition […]