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27-07-2006
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^^ so well put.. in the uk we have to pay for higher education but its nothing compared to american fees.its only like £4000 a year. also imo when you have to pay to have your own life saved it seems a bit morally wrong imo. well ok tecnically you dont pay .. but you pay for your insurance so its the same thing really.

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OMG poor american students! (i mean i know it was expensive but not THAT EXPENSIVE!)...i guess that's why "poor" people stay in **** while "rich" kids go to get a even better job than dad'. in France a 15,000$ a year school is - I think - the most expensive. and it's really expensive!!! it's absolutely insane to pay SOOO much for education!!!!!
have you ever thought of coming to Europe? the travel will cost a lot, the acclimatation might be hard (even if there're a lot of foreigners) but honestly this is less expensive.

what i do not understand is that, you guys, ask money to your bank??!! sounds really crazy!

The problem is that although European schools are cheap for you, they aren't for non EU citizens. It sucks.

If you are lucky, you can find a state school (and pay a subsidized in state tution) that has a good program for what you want to study. For those of you in Ohio the University of Cincinatti has an amazing design program in a variety of of disciplines. Their architecture, interior design, product design, and even fashion consistently rank in the top 10.

For those of you who are New York residents F.I.T. is under $5,000 a year! It's not Parson, but it's a good school and it won't send you to the poorhouse (also guys, for those that are out of state or out of country the tuition is in under $10,000! still not a bad deal).

it pays to shop around.

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I'm a New School drop-out myself (Eugene Lang College, 1992). I can tell you if you submit a picture of yourself with cash coming out of your *** with your portfolio, they will accept you. HTH.

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i think they just have cash out of their parent's a__
i went there once and you see people with LV bags and expensive clothes

anyway...i wish i have an euopean passport..i want to get into st martins..and my whole family is supporting me (whole family as in..with uncle, aunt etc.)
but it's crazy how the international students have to pay 3 times the money than the locals...makes me mad

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anyway...i wish i have an euopean passport..i want to get into st martins..and my whole family is supporting me (whole family as in..with uncle, aunt etc.)
but it's crazy how the international students have to pay 3 times the money than the locals...makes me mad __________________
ok i mean this in the nicet possible way i know this is contrerversial but the fact you pay higher fees means your more liekly to get a place. ... british people are fighting for places in our unis due to all the forgian students. Its unfair how we are compeating so much for places in our own country, and the unis are biased because of the whole fee thing
anyways imo this makes me mad .. but i can see it from both sides i guess

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muxu, like tia said . . .
yr status as an international student will be a plus point for universities
because of the extortionate fees you will be paying
however, on most courses there are a number of places set for international students . . a quota. ;]

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The problem is that although European schools are cheap for you, they aren't for non EU citizens. It sucks.

If you are lucky, you can find a state school (and pay a subsidized in state tution) that has a good program for what you want to study. For those of you in Ohio the University of Cincinatti has an amazing design program in a variety of of disciplines. Their architecture, interior design, product design, and even fashion consistently rank in the top 10.

For those of you who are New York residents F.I.T. is under $5,000 a year! It's not Parson, but it's a good school and it won't send you to the poorhouse (also guys, for those that are out of state or out of country the tuition is in under $10,000! still not a bad deal).

it pays to shop around.

Yeah, this topic is making it out that all US universities are expensive. To go to a state university (public) is pretty cheap. Going out of state, or going to a private school is where college gets pricey. Many states have scholarship programs for their own residents. I am from Florida, and they have something called "Bright Futures". Basically, they will help put you through college if you have done well in highschool. For example, if you get over a 1000 SAT and over a 3.0 gpa, they will pay for 75% of the tuition. If one gets over 1270 SAT, at least a 3.5 gpa, and has compelted 75 hours of community service, then 100% of the tuition will be paid, plus $400 a year for books.

I'm about to graduate from the university of south florida with my art degree. I barely had to pay a thing for tuition. My main concern was mostly with the cost of supplies.

However, I am attending the Pratt Institute for graduate school in architecture, so I am going to feel that burn in my wallet... er... well my parents will . I know I know; I have it easy (but i swear i'm not a spoiled brat), but i'm glad I'll get to focus on school rather than working full time to pay for it.

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I understand tia but generally I don't subscribe to that point of view. It's the same thing as saying 'foreigners come in and take all our jobs' but I got rejected from some uni's and accepted from others. Should my education suffer because my country does not offer the calibre of program I want? I don't want to live/study in Canada - should I be punished for this if I am a contributing member of UK society? Plus, as the title of this thread suggests, we pay out the a**. It's hard to get a break as an international student. I know you weren't trying to start anything, just offering another perspective.

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I think that Parsons is expensive, but what you get out of it is amazing. Look at Donna Karen, Marc Jacobs. They've made a career out of their education.

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I think you make money if you want it. Im form a poor family and ive made my own money...since i was 19 ive been working hard and spending hard and ive never been in debt. Its not impossible...heck i didnt even go to university

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I think that Parsons is expensive, but what you get out of it is amazing. Look at Donna Karen, Marc Jacobs. They've made a career out of their education.
Of course Donna Karan was a drop out, and so was Anna Sui and Narcisco Rodriguez, but those are minor details

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^ so true. some needs to grow up!

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central st martins is cheaper than parsons.

FIT is basically half of parsons.

these two schools are really good options if you want to save money.

i don't think its worth spending 40K a year to go to parsons, if oyu have to take out loans. nothing guarantees you a good paying job coming out from school. the name might get you through the doors, and landing an interview, but if you suck as a designer, you're not going to get hired(regardless of what school you come from).

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Wow Parsons is expensive.

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I was researching colleges for a project in English, and I wanted either Parsons or Iowa State. (I know, big difference in schools, but Iowa State has a big architecture program.) Anyway, it's pretty silly when a public university is like, $8,000 a year, and Parsons is $40,000!
And actually... Iowa State is #2 in the country in landscape architecture...

Let us know what you decide on.

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