May 25th, 2010
04:26 PM ET

College Choices in Tough Times

Has the recession affected your college plans?

"The money is just not flowing the way it used to":  the words of a father whose son, a valedictorian, chose to go to The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) over Boston College.  The reason is an increasingly common one:  The student wants to save money.  He says that four years at TCNJ cost less than one year at Boston College.

Some of you are headed to college in the fall; some of you are planning where you'll go in the years ahead.  Has the recession affected your college plans?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Fritz

    My college account has been affected by this a lot. It lost much money from this recession.

    May 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm |
    • Kyle

      I believe that my college plan was slightly affected by the economy . But I still believe that I will have plenty of money to pat tuition still even with the downward trend of the economy.

      May 28, 2010 at 9:27 am |
    • Bailey

      I think the economy is affecting college opportunities. Alot of people are choosing not to go so they can get a job to pay for college. The problem is they never go back because of time or money. I think there should be more help for kids to go to college. What happen to no child left behind? I just hope all my pennies I have been saving get me a good college.

      May 28, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  2. Ryan

    I think that the economy has effected my college account some. But I don't think that it has effected where I might go to college(yet!). But you never know about the economy. (:

    May 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  3. Kalyn

    No, it has not affected my plans. I still kept all of my goals even though college is expensive depending on where you want to go. I think the recession souldn't make anyone give up. You should still try to go as far as you can.

    May 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  4. Lauren

    I have planned on what college i would like to go to for a long time. Saving enough money for it can be hard on anyone at anytime no matter what the government is like.

    May 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  5. Julianne

    I am a freshman in high school and finishing my year off pretty soon. The year is coming to a halt and soon enough i'll be 3 years away from going off to college. I always dreamed of going away to school. UCLA , Michigan State, or Boston University. While these are all amazing colleges, the amount of money they cost to attend to are ridiculous. Sometimes it may pay off to attend a more local school and spend less money. I still would like to go to one of the colleges listed above, but they may not be realistic. People may change their plans, or they might change the payment plans. There are loans, scholarships, and many other programs striving to help kids go to the college of their choice.

    May 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm |
  6. Kithara

    Not in the least. I mean I'm always looking for better deals and ways to save my money, but I think college is an important thing and you should make it work, no matter what college you want to go to.

    May 25, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  7. Nick

    im having trouble getting in school because of money problems so i stay at home.

    May 25, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  8. Geno

    I think that it is right for a paret to do most of the colleg money.But the kids should already have a plane to go to colleg in middel school

    May 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  9. Theoni

    The recession is having a big impact! The proves are higher, and now it will be very hard to get into the college of my choice because of the prices.

    May 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Rock

    Although the tuition costs much much less in TCNJ than in Boston college, well, that difference just actually means the value of the "goodwill" or "prestige". And I trust him can earn that back in a very short time, come on, valedictorian, you will regret your choice.

    May 26, 2010 at 8:48 am |
  11. Courtney

    I think that's a good way to "pay what you can." espcially in our economy rIght now.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  12. Paige

    I think that the story about leaving as much money as you can at resturants is a good idea but I do not think that it will work very well. People will get greedy and not want to pay anything. I love the idea thought

    May 26, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  13. Sharon

    Hopefully the economy will help the future college students. I'm
    not sure if it will affect the future. Were just gonna have to wait and see.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  14. Lisa

    Yes, because the equation is, Recession=More college money to pay=affecting my college plans.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  15. Vasudha

    I suppose that this idea might work in my state. But, on the other hand, I was watching a TED speech past might on education. He speaker had an intresting point. He was saying that education doesn't
    need reform; it needs a revolution. He was saying that he industrial-type model won't work on children anymore. He said we need to customize education. So this idea may work overall or, it may not.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  16. Ashley

    I think this is a good idea, but I don't think it would work very well. The restaraunt will be able to make it in the economy for a little while but I don't think u can always trust everybody to be dont honest with their money. After a while some people might decide they don want to pay, so they might decide to just wash the tables instead. And if to many people don't pay then the restaraunt won't make any money so they won't be able to make it in the economy for to long. This is a cool idea for now but I don't think it wil last.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:22 am |
  17. David

    Boston College is 4x better than TCNJ, I fail to see the issue here.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  18. Dylan

    Although money has been a little shorter everywhere, I think that peoples plan to get a better education so that they can get a great job, is still the main idea.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  19. samantha

    i think TCNJ is good choice because you can save money and you a bit off money so you can go out and have fun because sometimes they want to go out and buy something but they don't have no money

    May 26, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  20. tatiyona

    well I think college is a tough choices! because you have to take classes like history,math, reading, science, and social studies, and more so it really a tough choices so if you want to go to college do your best and never give up college and your dreams it might be hard but try your best at college so be careful thank for seeing my later debate back or not bye.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  21. Dan

    I think it has effected my future plans about college, it seems like they are taking more money out of us to go to college, thats why my plans are to havea military career, they pay for college, not you.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  22. Troy

    Now that ive heard of these amazing savings maybe a big school aren't as good as they sound. If I dont get a scholarship I might look for schools like TCNJ.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  23. Luke

    I have always been wanting to go to college and I know it's going to be hard to pay for but now making it even more expensive it makes me a little bit more nervous for my future of making it into college.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  24. Vince

    I think it would not affect me because I have saved up ever since I was a baby

    May 26, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  25. Tanner

    I think it has effected me because college might be hard to afordp

    May 26, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  26. Logan

    I have already completed my education, I just received my masters in special education, but even when the economy was doing well the cost of my schooling was a major factor. Coming out of the military I wanted to get the most bang for my buck with my GI bill. I chose to go to community college for the first two years just because and then transferred to a state school. Going through the interview process no one ever cared about what school I attended, just that my credentials were in order. Maybe at the executive level it makes a difference

    May 26, 2010 at 11:59 am |
  27. robert

    well I would go to the cheaper one because I wouldn't take the risk of being in dept. But if I can afford it than i will go to a university and just pay off whatever I owe.

    May 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  28. li

    I hold the opinion that education is an investgation that you will get return in the future. A reputable college means you will have good teachers,and advanced equipment and it even means you may have a good job after your graduation.So,although we are affected by the recession,it's not a rational choice for us to amend our collge plans

    May 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  29. Garry

    Recession made me choose community college. This has saved me nearly $85,000 since I transfered into Drexel after my two years at a NJ community college. Yes, people question my reasoning. All I have to say is compare my debt to yours and once I am done I will be starting off with little to no debt.

    May 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  30. Derek

    It has a little bit because I have not as many college's to pick from now because a lot of the big college's are way too expensive to the point where you need a scholarship or your family has to be pretty wealthy.

    May 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  31. kelli

    My plans are the same. I still am planning on going to a local college and living at home. Its cheaper that way and that has been my plan since i was in 7th grade. The recession hasn't affected my plans.

    May 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
  32. Nick

    I live in Wisconsin and I can have the best of both worlds – UW-Madison at an in-state tution and the prestigious name. Go Badgers!

    May 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm |
  33. Mitchell

    The economies have not changed how my family thinks of collage. With my sis goin now it might change when I can go to collage.

    May 26, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
  34. Lakota

    My family knows that college is very expensive , but they know it's worth it and it's important to get a good education . (:

    May 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm |
  35. Katie

    I don't think the recession has changed my college plans because I believe that if I have a goal I will chase it no matter what difficulties come in my path.

    May 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  36. Kendra

    I don't think that the collage ression has affected my collage plans because I still need a education and I work hard enough and think I could pull collage off

    May 26, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
  37. Dustin

    My plans for college have not changed because if I work hard and try my best it will work out for me and others!

    May 26, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
  38. Nick

    Yes It does I have to weight like 1 month after school to go to college Instead of Going right after highschool.

    May 26, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
  39. Tyler

    Yes because not everyone has the money to afford good colleges they want to go to.

    May 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  40. EVAN

    I think I do have to change my college plans because of the economy . Expecially when I want to go to a college just for the arts!

    May 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  41. Matt

    I think the resesstion has afected kids by not going to collge they want

    May 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  42. Ren

    I think it has affected our college plans because school is almost over and there are more people going to colleges and universities and with this economy it's going to be even harder to pay for tuition even if you have scholarships and now parents have to work more just to pay tuition also if you are already having trouble playing for tuition then the students may not be able to pursue what they want their career to be

    May 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm |
  43. Angela

    Hmmm , yes I think this troubled economy has really effected my college future . I work very hard in school and I know I don't have the money I go to college . I don't think the hard work I have done so far will pay off cause this bad economy . We need to do something fast . . I want to go to college and make he most out of my life .

    May 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm |
  44. Ditalion

    Yes, because it would hard to get the books and supply needed if you can afford it

    May 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  45. Jocelyn

    I think it has changed my college plans because the cost getting raised and it's going Roche harder to pay for college. One way I can get passed that is getting a scholarship for basketball. Which means I would have to parctice a lot so that I can get better and go to th college I would like to go to ( north carolina)

    May 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  46. Evan

    It dosnt effect my choice because if you dont go to collage you can't get alot of money, if you do go to collage you can get more money to pay off lones and needs

    May 26, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  47. Kristina

    My college plans will not change because if I continue to do good in school it was all work out okay

    May 26, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  48. Jakobi

    Well if it's less money it should be better service.

    May 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  49. Ben

    I plan on going to an in-state college, and have been looking at the price, and it's not cheap. I want to get a Ph.D. and I'm gonna rethink that decision, not only that, but there is still 3 more years of High School to finish, which leaves more room for price hikes

    May 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  50. sam

    i dont think it affected my plans because i am not wored about it right now

    May 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  51. Rebecca

    no cause i am not in collage. but my plans are to get good enough grades so i can pas collage and then let life continue going and i'l see how my life will be.

    May 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  52. Leighton

    With the resent “depression” A.K.A “Recession” many people have been watching their money more closely. That has made the smaller collages have a bigger advantage at getting the applicants to apply there. While it also is encouraging more of the American students to go to collage or at least a higher rate finish high school. I think with the more students going to receive a higher education it will make our country better and more self sufficient as a whole.

    By: Leighton

    May 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  53. Jake

    The recession has not really affected my plans bacause I already plan to go to college in state. For some people it might effect Them if they plan to go a private college o or out of state. This might mean that some expensive colleges will lower there tuition.

    May 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  54. Kim

    I think that the cost of living has affected my college choice because a four year unveristy would cost me over 100,000 dollars and my family just can't afford that. And if we i can get the same education at a jr. college for less then that would be the smart choice, insted of being in debt for so long.

    May 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  55. Casie

    The recession has affected my college plans. My entire life I have wanted to go to New York University (N.Y.U). As everyone knows, it is not exactly cheap to go there. Now that we are in a recession, this dream is even more unattainable. At first, it was about how smart I would have to be to get in, that is a challenge that only I could decide. Now, it is almost like the decision was made for me. Now, I can not go there because it costs way too much and I would never be able to pay the money back.

    May 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  56. sandra

    Right now the econemy is really bad I rather go to culanary school to be a chef. Than to go to college. Right now saving money is a big goal for me in these times.

    May 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  57. Derek

    if i was a student at a collage it would not make a difference i think its all on what u want in your life if u fell you need a richer school then go to a richer school if not don't then dont.

    May 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm |
  58. mathew

    I think that the economy has effected our choices of schools and/or college. America i racking up a big debt. So our schools are going to be a lot more money. I think that I should go to the cheapest school(at this point).

    May 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm |
  59. Amanda

    Since my state (SC) offers such a prominent in-state lottery, I have decided that out-of-state student loans just aren't worth the hassle. This recession helped me decided to stay close to home.

    May 26, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
  60. alberto

    i think that its better payign more money because like some people say the more money the better.

    May 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
  61. abby

    Even though we're going through these tough times, I hope things will get better in the years. I think that as the years go by when and if the economy gets better, prices will go down, things will get less costly.........

    May 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm |
  62. marisa

    The college I want to go to is NYU. I want to sing!

    May 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  63. Cora

    The collage that i want to go to is Purdue!! I love Purdue because well, i dont really know why but i know that that is were i wanna go.

    May 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  64. ashlee

    I think its worth spending the money because it leads you to an education.It will help us learn for what kind of carrier we would like.

    May 26, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  65. Cyanna

    College is very important to a lot of people.So being limited by money and other people's mistakes is very frustrating when your trying to pick a college.

    May 26, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  66. Paul

    I think that a more well known college looks better on a resime

    May 26, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  67. Olivia

    I am planning to study abroad in the USA for high school in this year and it costs a lot of money. Also, I want to go to NYU in the future. However, I heard that the tuition for NYU is so expensive. Therefore, I have to consider wheter or not to go to the NYU. I don't want to burden my parents a lot although it is my dream. They are actually in financial difficulty now, but they give me a chance to study abraod in the USA because they know it is good for me and I desire to go there.

    May 26, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  68. adriana :)

    i might not be in high school or in college,does it really matter what college you go to? shouldn't it be up to you to pick and for you to know how much money your going to payper class? i can already tell the recession will/might affect my future!!!!!!! but if i had to chose i would enjoy to go to csusb or harvard!!wherever i can get a scholarship

    May 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  69. anthony

    ...I want to go to ST. marys but i dont know if I can

    May 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm |
  70. Abbi

    I have not yet started my college search but I am hoping that for the people that are, the recession dosn't effect them badly! The prices for a good college, or even just a public close to home school is crazy! Some people don't get to go to the school they want because of prices and I hope every thing turns out OK in the next couple years or so........ Things are just out of control!

    May 26, 2010 at 8:55 pm |
  71. Hailey

    I wanted to go to AAU or WOU to college but now with economIy i will probably have to go to a community college and go longer and pay less but we shall see what the dow jones has instore for us

    May 26, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  72. Kate

    I'm not even close to being ready to go to college yet, but I know that if the recession continues, it will definitely affect my choice of schools – and tuition will also be a problem.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:40 pm |
  73. Kelly

    I would really like to get into a good college. The problem is that the prices are WAY to high. Hopefully for when I go to college, which is in a couple of years, the economy has improved.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:03 pm |
  74. Kirstie

    I graduated 6 years ago and i'm still feeling overwhelmed by my student debt, but i've never regretted my decision to go to a good university.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:22 am |
  75. Gavin

    I think people who take advantage of colleges that have low prices instead of high price colleges. I think the extra miney people should help support the high price colleges. The ecomony controls the college prices right?.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:11 am |
  76. Erika

    I'm gonna go to the collage that I want!
    'Cause my dream is more important than economy recession

    May 27, 2010 at 6:16 am |
  77. Carter

    No, my parents have been saving for when I go to college since I was very young, I'm pretty much covered half way through college.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  78. Cameron

    The recession hasn't helped with college efforts much. But, where i live there is an A+ program that if you play your cards right you can get money for a 2-year college.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:18 am |
  79. Kyle

    ...I don't think it has affected my college plans.......... yet.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:49 am |
  80. Sam

    ...I've worked hard and plan to go to college. The tough times, I hope will not affect me, because I'm working on a sports scholarship or the economy will get better by the time i get to college.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:51 am |
  81. Feras

    i think that all those shuttels that they are selling is really cool all te money that they have to spend so they can clean and all the cool things they can do.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  82. Mike

    I am one of the best basketball players in my grade and I play travel basketball, and play for a rec league, and I am a shoo-in to play for the school team next year. I am also going to play AAU basketball hopefully. I am working very hard to get a scholarship, athletics, or academically but sticking to the topic, it hasn't really affected me.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  83. Will

    `College is a bery important thing.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  84. Karina

    My family doesn't have much money to begin with now in the recession its is getting more and more worthless. I will continue to pursue my dreams of college because education is the only way to get us out of this mess. We all know we don't want another Great Depression...

    May 27, 2010 at 9:05 am |
  85. Blake

    My plans for college are complicated. I want to have a nice education. I want to be an anestegiologist. I am looking at the u of m for my college education. I am hoping to get a scholarship from my education in high school.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  86. Devonte

    I think recession would effect my collage plans cause you might not have enough money to buy food or anything after you pay for collage

    May 27, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  87. Alex

    I think the recession would affect my plans for college.
    If the economy would get better, I think life preparing for college would get alot better because students wouldn't be so worried about costs and such. When I get my turn to go to college, I would see and find put what colleges I could get into, an how much money it would cost me each year.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  88. Jake

    Yes the recession does affect me. Because I'm going to find a job soon. And if it is still like this when I'm a senior I will go to a cheap college. A cheap college that is still good.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  89. Ashley

    Since the economy is really bad right now,depending on if it gets better will make the decision where I go.When I am a senior I will be on the lookout for colleges.Trying to find and compare colleges tuition.If I get a head start it will be good.It will be hard if the economy gets worse.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  90. Craig

    I think the the recession would affect your plans on going to collage because. Some collages might be doing bad and might need some more money. If this was the case when I was a senior I would. Go to a school that's doing okay in the economy. Or I might go to a community collage because it might be less money instead of a university.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  91. Austin

    Yes, I plan to get 4 years of college so it affects me the money will be hard to come by. Like me I think other people will have trouble getting in a. College with out a scholarship.
    I will go look At some college that are cheap and study there until I get the money to go to the college I want to go to.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  92. Stephanie

    My thoughts are that just because something happens to a college it shouldn't change your mind on where you want to go to college.and to tell the truth I still have a long time till I go to college to see where I want to go and if my mind changes. But I do know that im going to go to college because I have seen what your life can people up to when you don't have a college education. But the resseion plan has no effected any of my chocies.and who knows maybe the economy Willl change.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  93. Jon

    The resetion is affecting my college plans because if I don't have enough money to go to the colege I want to. I'm in 8th grade this year when I go to college it might be worse. So I hope it gets better. If it's worse when I go to college I will go to the cheapest college I can. And I will work to get enough mony to go.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:39 am |
  94. Karlee

    The Recession would effect my plans because in these days everyone uses everything they work for, for their daily needs. When I am a seinor I want to go to university of Minnesota but if ends can't meet I'll go to a collage we can afford. Family and daily needs come first.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:39 am |
  95. Jabar

    I think that if most good collages lower their tuition we can have people go and get the education they deserve and want

    May 27, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  96. Harley

    I think the recession plan will change my future plan. I think it's going to change my plan cause of the cost of school. If I was a senior I might have to go find a cheaper universty or might just go to comunity collage. I might have to move out of the state and go to Philippines. Those are just my thoughts.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  97. Kayla

    Yes it would effect my plans. I want to be a vet. I think it would he really hard to get a job for there because everyone is trying to get a job. They would go for only the people thAt have alot of years in college. If this happens when I am in my senior year I would just wait until the economy get better or just try to get in he college that I want to go to. I would have to try really Hard in college. Life is tough !

    May 27, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  98. Ryley

    It's to much moneyy to pay. so it would be hard to pay for. and the plans would be messed up! And what I would do to raise money is get a job have a car wash or have a yard sale.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  99. Austin

    I don' think the recession would affect my plans for colege. Despite the fact that I'm only in 8th grade, I still think it's a good time to start saving up. When I am a senior, I will probably go to a normal college to start out with. I'm hoping to go to medical or law school in the future though. I just need to stay focuses and study hard. A scholarship would really help in this situation.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  100. Juan

    Yes it will because it's really hard for kids that dose nor have money to get in a good collage. If I Was a senior And this was all in action I would have to get a job with my dad and make some money!

    May 27, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  101. Jenny

    The recession would affect my plains when I'm a senior. If this was the case I would apply for side jobs while trying to apply for collge.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  102. Justine

    The recession probably will affect my plans when I go to college because by then everything will be to expensive to pay for, but if I work hard in high school it's possible I can go to the college of my dreams and succeseed to be a what I want. I will also get as many jobs as I can to pay for school.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:42 am |
    • Sarah

      I think that the recession has affected my college plans. I think that it will make college harder to afford. I also think that with college being harder to afford, that will limit my choices of where to go. I will probally try to get a scholarship so it's easier to afford.

      May 28, 2010 at 9:31 am |
  103. Nathan

    The recession will not affect my plans to go to college. I'm not going to any college out of state so I'm staying in Minnesota. If it was the case I would still stay in Minnesota cause it's closer to my family. More than likely I would not go to a university.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  104. Aleesha

    Yes the ressesion would because then it will make it harder to go to collage.but I would try to go to collage even if the ressesion was bad. I would wait till I get some money then when I get enough money then I would go staight to collage. Butif I dont have enough money then I will just probably wait till the ressesion gets better. But most likely I will work really hard to go to collage.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:43 am |
  105. Bridget

    I decided to go to a community college because college tution has sky rocketed at some of the state colleges and universities. I'd rather go to a community and take my courses like math and english for two years and then transfer. I dont want to dish out a lot of money.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:54 am |
  106. tatiyona

    the college that i would like to go is new york city college well i was thinking of becoming to a singer or a dancer that why i want to go to n.y.c.c. thank you n bye

    May 27, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  107. Kieandre

    when i get 16 i want to go to yell university because i hear it's number 2 rank in all of the world.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  108. Leidy

    Dear Carl,

    My older brother is going to the U of M Honors College and is rteally stressed over getting enough money to go there


    May 27, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  109. Luke

    My college plans may or may not be affected. It depends on availible scholorships or college tuition costs.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  110. James

    I think the recession could affect my plans. When I'm a senior I think education is better than money even though it may be difficult from the recession.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  111. Shania

    The economy has a big impact on the college you go to. I would look at your options and find the one with the best options and the best tuition.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  112. David

    No, i don't think that the recession would effect our choice of college, or plan. When I am a senior I will plan on going to a good college with high expatations of education and a good soccer pragram that will lead a good proising future a head, for a good life and family.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  113. Emily

    Some colleges cost more than others and might have a better education but, when I go off to college, i'd like to try to find an average educational ranked college that's close to home... I'll even know more of the students at the college that's close to home and I wouldn't be as far away from my family. Saving money is also very good when your starting your future and you would be saving ALOT.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  114. Rachel

    I am not going to college in the fall . After I graduate in 2014 , I do plan on going to college. If the recession made money tight for me to go to college , I would probably get a job or try and pick another college . I know it's hard for people to change there minds when there set on which college they want to go to. Sometimes it just doesn't work out .. So you have to go somewhere you hadn't particulary planned or change you plans a little .

    May 27, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  115. Becca

    if I was in this place it would affect me a lot.
    The recession makes it hard for lots of people to get good schooling,and that affects my plans too because I want to go to a good school. If this is still going on when I'm older, I think I will make similar choices to many of the kids today.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  116. Enny

    I'm going to college in University Of Minnesota...

    May 27, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  117. Chanteya

    I don't know about you guys but I'm going to college in japan. So, this doesn't really affect me.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  118. jordan

    The recession would affect my plans for going to college. I did have big plans for college until my parents told me they could never afford it in a million yeas. The recession could change my future in a good way or a bad way. But I hope that by the time I go to college the recession is over and I could pursue my dreams. It would be awesome to be able to go to the college that I have always wanted.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  119. Matt

    YES this recession has affected my plans for college!!!!!!!!!!! I want to go to medical college and now I have to pay a thousand bazzilion dollars to get in there now. There is no way I am going to a lower college than what I planned.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:47 am |
  120. Phuoc

    I will work alot n try to save some $. Or job in school for more easy. Or I find other school for less $. If I can't find any school. Stay home.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:47 am |
  121. Gene

    If I were in collage, I think the recession will affect my plans to go to collage because it will cost way more than it costs now. If this is the case for me, then I might think about going to join the army. But, if collage costs less in the future, than I will go to collage.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  122. Teigan

    The recession would effect my choice in choosing a college also. I would still look at colleges I liked and that I think are good, but I probably would not go to my number one choice. If the economy is still like this when I'm looking at colleges I will probably stay in Minnesota, even though I want to go out of state it is cheaper to stay in Minnesota.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  123. Roisin

    This recession did affect my plans for college. I don't want to pay four times more than I need to such as the boston school.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  124. Joe

    I would try and find like a community colledge. Because I'm going to be a deisel tech. So I will probably go to uti it's cheaper but same education. Companys hire from there more often then not. So that is the plan I will be following.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  125. Phuoc

    I will work alot n try to save some $. Or job in school for more easy. Or I find other school for less $. If I can't find any school. Then I just stay home and do other job.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  126. Jeloni

    The recession would affect my plans because if they raise the tuition price I would spend more money than I have to. This recession could change the type of college I go to two year or four year. If this was the case in 2014 I would have to apply for every type of scholorship possible. I would have to possibly get A Job then go to a two year college. The recession could really screw up my future

    May 27, 2010 at 11:50 am |
  127. Collin

    No because I am going to a unaversity. If it did effect me I would go to some other collage that has a good program the same as the collage I wanted to and I would want it to be cheeper.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  128. Jesse

    It. Really doesn't matter if you go to an expensive college or not. Getting the education is the most important thing so that you can pursue your dream.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  129. Miquela

    I would still go to the college I intendded on going to.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  130. Courtney

    Yes, I want go to a college that I can afford. I would try to go to the college that I want to go to.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  131. Ashley

    That would totally effect my choice of collage. If it was really expensive to go to a university then I would go to a state collage instead. I think it would be cheaper.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  132. JoLynn

    Yes becase I want to be a vet tec. Go to a good colloge that has a "good scoloership. P

    May 27, 2010 at 11:59 am |
  133. Tavaris

    If this was the case in 2014 when I'm a senior, I think I would join a college that isn't expensive like the ivy league but I would go to one that would five me a decent education.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm |
  134. Kennedy

    The ressesion might effect the collage I go to but I would try my hardest to go to the collage I've wanted to go to since I was little.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  135. Josh

    The ressesion might just affect collages because if a collage cost to much they might not get as many as many collage students

    May 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  136. Jake

    Yes they would and if I was a senior I'd be looking into what the costs are and where is the best place to graduate from.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
  137. Bobby

    if I was a senior and the recession was going on. I would maybe change my plan if I would have to. it all depens on if things get to much money

    May 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  138. Holly

    Well I was planing on going to collage when I am done with high school, but since the prices have gone up so much it is and will be hard for my family to have enough mony for me to go to collage.so I will need to start saving mony and I will need a job to start saving for it.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm |
  139. Branden

    The recesion would not effect me because I have savings acount

    May 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  140. Jessie

    The recession would probably affect my plans for college because I don't have that much money saved for college so I might have to go to a different school than what I wanted to.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  141. India

    The recession would affect my plans if I went to college this year because it's so expensive for the tuition and for just one year of college. If this is the case when I become a senior then I will probably have to get a loan or sign up for a scholarship.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  142. Zianya

    I think it would effect my plans for college. I haven't really made big plans for college. If I were a senior I think I would start saving money to get a job or work really hard in school, do homework, and study etc.. To get a scholarship.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  143. Leighton

    The recession would affect my plans because I have had plans to go to college since I was 10. I have wanted to be a vet and with college being more expensive it will be hard to get onto college. I hope that college won't be as expensive when I get ot of high school. College is very important to me and I really want to go. The recession isn't helping my plans at all!

    May 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  144. Kenny

    This won't affect me because I have lots of money saved up. BUT if I didn't have it saved I could ask for a loan from the government. If I wasn't able to get a loan I would get a job and save money until I have enough. Or just not go to colledge at all.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  145. Katrina

    The recession will most likely affect my plans. I want to go good school but I want stay near home to help out. The schools are good here so I can help and go to school.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  146. Anam

    The recession will affect my plans because tuition is very high. There aren't enough jobs so we can work and pay the tuition. I have already started saving money for college, so the money will help me in the long run.

    May 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  147. sandra

    Right thers not money for college

    May 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  148. kyle

    im in my 2nd term at high school and yes the recession has taken its toll on where or what i plan on doing when i get out of college buut i don't know which one im doing.

    Miltary Or College iv still got some time to think.

    May 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  149. Marissa.

    yes, it has affected my college plans because now that there is no money to make it is very hard to save, because all the money is going to stuff that we need now and not for what i need in the future.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  150. kellin

    Ys it has because i want to go to Marshal or WV University but because of the recession i may need to think up a new plan.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  151. Kaitlin

    The college I would love to go to is to train for the FBI (don't laugh) I would like to really do that. The way it is looking I don't think I will be able to anymore. I think the money problem will start getting a lot worse. 🙁

    May 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  152. cosa

    some of conscienceless colleges enrolment fee is going to crazy.
    no conception and out of mind!
    colleges must take themselves in thier hands"
    calleges final aims are not cashes and large campus!
    school's goal is the right study!

    May 28, 2010 at 12:24 am |
  153. Steven

    I realy want to go to a good college,but I think it is a difficult time for my family,I don't want to give my parents more pressure.

    May 28, 2010 at 1:07 am |
  154. Jack

    I think it doesn't affect my plan because my parents and I do believe that a good college is half success.

    May 28, 2010 at 1:20 am |
  155. Alaska

    Yes, it has affected my plans, the price of colleges are going up, well, most anyways, and the economy is still getting worse. I don't even think I'll be able to go to a good college, or college at all, if they don't do anything about the prices soon.

    May 28, 2010 at 1:36 am |
  156. marissa

    All thee money plans just have gotten worse. Obama keeps saying it would get better but I really dont think that will happen unless hes talking about the long run. If he is he might as well just say that so that people can be prepared for what is comeing. ( good )

    May 28, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  157. Cassie

    This recession would effect my choice of collage.it would be to expensive and hard to get into a school I want.when I'm a senior I don't don't think I will get into the best school.

    May 28, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  158. Taylor

    Yes, because of the ressesion my family along with others have less money to use on college. Because of that a lot of really smart students can't go to a more expensive, better college like they would want to. So unless I can get some sort of scholarship, I will not get into a great school. Though I am still planning to go to college, just a less prestijuce one.

    May 28, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  159. Paxton

    The economy hasn't affected my college plans really. As long as I save money and spend wisely my college plans should still be intact ! I just have to be a little more careful with my money. I still want to go to the same college now as I did before the recession, and I think I should still be able to go there.

    May 28, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  160. Ingrid

    I think people who plan well in high school don't really have to worry about that. If you want to get into an expensive school then you should try to find scholarships. If you did well in high school then you will have less complications for college. That means for those who are thinking of going to college and are in high school is that you should be trying to get good grades,so hopefully you'll be getting a lot of scholarships. You have to plan ahead especially if you want to get into a good college.

    May 28, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  161. Monica

    Well for me, my parents have always supported me no matter what college I wanted to go to. Money seems no object when it comes to education with my mom. Of corse she encorages me to take the best scholorship or finantial aid possible because she's a bargin hunter but I know I can go to any college I wish and my parents wil support me. You can always pay the debt off later.

    May 28, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  162. Ryan

    I think the recession isn't effecting where I will go but how much better I will have to do in school and how early I will have to get a job. I think it will deffinetly effect everyone though in some way.

    May 28, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  163. Travis

    I don't think it will affect my plans just make them harder to achieve

    May 28, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  164. Dustin

    I think it will effect people going too college because the price of college is very high and people simply cant afford it

    May 28, 2010 at 9:39 am |
  165. Nolan

    The recession has affected my college plans becuase the better colleges usually cost more. Also my choices are more limited due to how much it costs and if we are able to afford it. Lastly, jobs are hard to find so that will also affect my college choices. Those are some ways that the recession will affect my college choices

    May 28, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  166. Danna

    I am only in 8th grade, but when I am looking at colleges right now, try to find ones with good scholorships. A lot of schools right now have full scholorships as well as small scholorships and grants that you can recieve. By the time I become a senior in highschool, things could majorly change, but for now, yes, I have changed my college plans. There are plenty of colleges out there with full scholorships that meet my requirements.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  167. Ben

    The recession has not affected my plans because I do believe that I could pay for the amount of college I would take. I am planning on applying for scholarships to help pay for it also. I am planning on going for 4 years.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  168. Vi

    This might effect my college plans in a few years. It really depends on how the economy will be in the next few years. I think if came down to which college to choose, I'd still rather go to the college of my choice. I think it most likely won't affect my plans.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  169. keymondra

    when you are picking colleges to go to well i would ask a friend that went to the colleges you looked up than ask them about the college and see what its like and that will give you some advice about the school and look some stuff up .....

    May 28, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  170. David

    Yes and no. Yes financially because now you have to be more careful with your money. No because it won't effect which college I go to, grades effect what college I can go to. One other thing... Because of the economy it will problably take longer to pay back loans.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  171. Jacob

    No I havn't been affected by that at all yet.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  172. Jessica

    Yes it has. Right now I'm trying to earn as much money as I can. I'm also trying to do the best I can in school because if I don't get a scholarship I will have to go to a cheap little college that won't give me the best education. I really want this recession to end. ;(

    May 28, 2010 at 10:21 am |
  173. kieandre

    i really think it is a tough choice to pick collage because you want education but a at a good price like 10,000 a year i think thats a good price.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  174. siasja

    i think it is a good idea.:) 🙁 >:

    May 28, 2010 at 11:02 am |
  175. Amber

    Well not really it had made me really think about my college choices an where I prefer to go for college. It doesn't really bother me because I have alot of choices where I would like to go. And nothing has never affected my thinking about it.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  176. Ethan

    I would love to go to Westwood college in Hollywood and go into the department of cartoon drawing. But if prices would go up it would be almost impossible with those prices!

    May 28, 2010 at 11:04 am |
  177. Kevon

    I think college choices are though because if you want to go to college you going to have to pay a lot of money. And you need a college degree you have to pay more than you had to get in college. Plus if you wan t to go to college you got to get want they give you probally. Plus they should have college where you can see your family for a year not for like ah for the summer. Because they probally miss there so let them do what ever they fill like doing thats what's I think

    May 28, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  178. Jesse

    My college plans are to go to a four year college, and I don't believe anything has effected that. But, I do believe cost is a big problem with some colleges and I agree this effects many people, but I also believe getting the best education that is available to you is important.

    May 28, 2010 at 1:49 pm |
  179. Ehab

    I know some colleges cost a lot of money. The economy will account my college and i don't know if the colloge that I want to go to it cost much more money. But I hope it's not cost much more money.

    May 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  180. elly

    it has left me less hopeful that i will be able to go to college.

    May 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm |
  181. Briana

    It does hurt everyones college plans because tuition is very high and they don't have the money to pay for it at the time, and it is hard to save up for it with all the high costs of everyday things

    May 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
  182. Chris

    Im in 6th grade. Its far too early to be worried

    May 28, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  183. Erica

    Just because the price of college tutiton is going up, doesn't mean that it effects everyones plan to go to college, it only means that people have to work a little harder to get the money for tution, or work harder to get scholarships.

    May 28, 2010 at 7:45 pm |
  184. Devon

    who do they think we are?millionares?well we are not and yes it has hurt my college dreams

    May 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm |
  185. Jarod

    It hurts a lot people depending on what their plans are and how or what they would like to do. As for me I'm not too worried

    May 28, 2010 at 8:42 pm |
  186. Lauren

    It has affected my college plans completely I don't know what I will ?

    May 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  187. Michelle

    I think it is no big deal, people are overreacting. I say it is a problem, but we can overcome that problem somehow!

    May 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm |
  188. Grant

    It does affect college by the people whom are going to college ,because it is so hard to find a job to get money.Also i think this recession will get better but for the high school students lokking to go to college might have to be looking into Grants.

    May 29, 2010 at 8:51 am |
  189. jon

    Im worried now because my sister is a junior in high school, in the ib program and i know for sure she will get into a great school. I also want to go to a great school, but knowing my parents, theyre gonna spend all the money possible on my sister and i dont know how the heck my they're gonna pay for me and my brother to both go to college at the same time.

    May 29, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  190. Cyanna

    I think that having to choose a college during the recession is difficult,but thankfully we have those colleges that are less expensive and that feel what we are feeling with money problems.We are limited but we still have a few choices.

    May 29, 2010 at 8:02 pm |
  191. Lin

    As a Chinese college student, I found that everything in my campus, not only the tuition, is becoming more and more expensive, and now it is also very difficult for me to find a part-time job ~~

    May 30, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  192. CeCe

    yes it has but luckily i got a scholarship but i still have to deal with student loans etc....

    May 30, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  193. Emi

    I think that with the tuition fees rising, colleges with go into the red, due to the fact that no more people will pay. Hopefully this will not effect me, but, since the tuition has taken a hike, I feel that I will not be able to go to college. If the colleges go into the red, maybe they will pull the prices down, giving us more chances to get into college. Other wise, in this current economy recession, some of us will have to pull it together and try to earn scholarships. Junior college is not my option, hopefully I will get into an ivy league school, without the current price. Otherwise, instate would be my first choice.

    May 30, 2010 at 10:40 am |

    I think it is too early to worry about that it could go up it could go down you just never know. Six years is a long time.

    May 30, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  195. Ren

    thankful enough that all our universities are in the same price excepted art and medical science major.

    May 30, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  196. Heather

    The bad economy hasn't hit my family too hard, and it shouldn't be affecting anyone at all. It's not fair that some people suddenly can't go to the college they were planning on because of the recession. The government really needs to focus on college funds for affected families. After all, didn't the president recently try to send out a message that education is important and has its rewards? If he really believes that, he should truly fight for us to have the ability to go to college.

    May 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  197. Leigh

    We shouldn't have to be worried about college first of all because we are just kids and we were never suppposed to carry that kind of stress this early, and second, after what President Obama said about the importance of education to him, he shouldn't be letting this happen!

    May 30, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  198. Alex

    Even though college for me is...years away, I have been thinking about it. My top college choices are: Stanford, UCLA, and Cornell. They are very good school, and also very expensive schools. The recession will definitely limit my options since my top two schools are both in California.

    May 30, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  199. Cassie:)

    Yes it has afected my plans but that's not gonna stop me from tryin to get into a college!!

    May 31, 2010 at 3:41 am |
  200. Kianna

    the recession has slightly disrupted my college plan in the next four years. on the other hand, to reduce that, i have been wanting to serve in the air force, reasons being; i will serve for my country, i will be able to get a job easier, and they pay for my college. if my plan does not work, i will save up money, and i plan on getting an athletic scholarship, to make it a little more easier for me to get into a college, then university. other than that, i feel that no one should let a recession, or a money inconvenience get in the way of our education. as of right now, we are the kids of america. i am class of 2014, and i plan on making a HUGE impact on this world.

    May 31, 2010 at 6:10 am |
  201. Autumn

    It has not affected me, though it has affected some family members; 3cousins, my aunt, and my mom. When my mom opened up her letter from her online school, you could tell it was a bill and an expensive one; by her rage towards the letter.

    May 31, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  202. Nate

    The recession has not affected my collage plans because I could still go to a collage without going to a big university.

    May 31, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  203. Candace

    because of this recession my family hardly has money to pay the mortgage, let alone send me to college.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:16 pm |
  204. keymondra

    searching for colleges can be hard but you can just work it out you will find a path to a good colleges maybe even more than one ! the people looking for colleges will do good if you look for and great and that right path to those colleges

    June 1, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  205. tatiyona

    i think college is a tough time because you have a lot of class and you have to pay for college because i know it going to be a rough time because grown up get frustrated.

    June 1, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  206. Emma

    A little bit because my mom and dad are having trouble with their work, and i dont have that much money myself. 🙁

    June 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  207. Arriana

    I think it has affected our college plans because school is almost over and there are more people going to colleges and universities and with this economy it's going to be even harder to pay for tuition even if you have scholarships and now parents have to work more just to pay tuition also if you are already having trouble playing for tuition then the students may not be able to pursue what they want their career to be

    June 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm |
  208. abigail

    If I was going to college now the recession hasn't really changed my college plans. I will be class of 2017. I think by then this stuff will change. If not, problems will increase.BIG TIME....
    If things don't get better kids will try harder to get better grades to get scholarships. Thats great BUT coleges won't give out as many scholarships because they will be doing bad too.

    June 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  209. nick

    well I think college is a tough choices! because you have to take classes like history,math, reading, science, and social studies, and more so it really a tough choices so if you want to go to college do your best and never give up college and your dreams it might be hard but try your best at college so be careful thank for seeing my later debate back or not bye.

    June 1, 2010 at 8:51 pm |
  210. dana

    Even though college for me is...years away, I have been thinking about it. My top college choices are: Stanford, UCLA, and Cornell. They are very good school, and also very expensive schools. The recession will definitely limit my options since my top two schools are both in California.

    June 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
  211. Savannah

    I'm only in seventh grade, but if things keep going the way they are, yes it will effect my collage plans

    June 1, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  212. Alliyah

    The recession has sightly disrupted my college plan in the next four years. On the other hand to reduce I have been wanting to go to school in Tokyo, Japan.

    June 2, 2010 at 12:43 am |
  213. Marissa

    This has affected my college plans a lot, but I certainly will try not to let it get in the way as much as possible. Even if that means earning my own money.

    June 2, 2010 at 12:56 am |
  214. Hines

    i do plan to start college in the fall, the recession has definetly affected my plans for college. because i live in california budget cuts have really effected us cutting tons of classes making it harder for any one to get the class they want. many of my classmates began getting ready for college in february and march and still have not gotten the classes they waned.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:05 am |
  215. Bri-Ap

    Right now im only in sixth grade but i already had plans for college in tennesse but now i might have to go to community college! 🙁

    June 2, 2010 at 8:21 am |
  216. BiKrAm

    yes the recession has effected my college plans because of money.


    June 2, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  217. Kyle

    I have been working on a little college plan for a while and I dont think that it has been affected by the recession... not yet at least.

    June 2, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  218. Daniela

    The college problem hasn't really affect me from going to college. I really want to go to college.

    June 2, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  219. Austin

    I was planning for a good college and everything but now it costs too much!

    June 2, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  220. Natalee

    This would not work where i live because people would take advantage of the food. For example people with plenty of money would come and eat and only give a few dollars when they know they could give more.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  221. rachel

    i think it is really hard to chose your own coallges you want to get the best school but it affords to much that is the problem people want the best but its to much

    June 2, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  222. tezmariah

    the recession really hasn't affected my plans of going to college or anything, i', still trying to figure out where i'm going and what i want to do.

    June 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm |
  223. Hannah

    the ression had really effected my plans for collage.

    June 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  224. Jianming

    I do not think the ression effected my plans at all. I still believe that I can and will go to compete in the National Math Olypiad, and then go to MIT. My parents will never stop me from learning because of financial problems. My parents believe the more you learn the better you live in the furture.

    June 4, 2010 at 12:44 am |
  225. Steven

    I think it is also a factor that will encourage me to study hard in college.

    June 4, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  226. kb

    I think that people who can't even spell the word college should not be allowed to go... whether they can afford to or not. FYI: A collage is something you make in art class!

    June 7, 2010 at 12:40 am |
  227. Alina

    I wasn`t ready for the economic change but always look at the positive.

    June 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
  228. Tyler

    my whole college has changed with the lost of money

    June 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  229. Summer

    My dads been setting aside money since i was little, the economy is so bad that he's had to use it. now what do i do..

    June 13, 2010 at 1:25 am |
  230. dante

    Money has been a problem for the world for years. Even I'm not going to college in a while, money will be a problem. My parents have been worriing reccently about the economy. So this will be a problem.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:11 am |
  231. Alex

    I don't think the recession will affect my college plans...

    June 14, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  232. Rebecca

    Many people need help with money for college so they do not really know where they are are going for college because they want to concentrae on havin enough to finish or end it.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  233. Justin

    Im not in college, but it defininetly would.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  234. Cathy

    even though i'm not ready for college yet, i think that the recession would not change my college plans if it was me. you can study hard and get scholarships. even if it costs more, i think it's extremely important for teenagers to get the best education they can get.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  235. Michelle

    I think it makes me want to make sure i get into college even if it will cost more than i could imagine. Knowing our economy is in a slump, we need to try harder, earn more money, get into college, and get a job that can support my family.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  236. Kylie

    I think college recession has affected a lot of families, but I think I'll still go to a good college.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  237. Cobe

    No. I'm in the 5th grade, but i bet it will when I am ready to go to college.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  238. Sam

    That would save money for college students but it matters what the college offers you.

    June 14, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  239. annemarie

    it would save alot for college.

    June 17, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  240. deb

    The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in about 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s or early 1940s. The depression originated in the United States, starting with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday), but quickly spread to almost every country in the world. Talent, hard work and sheer tenacity are all crucial to career success. Reinvent yourself; the fact is that you may not be able to do exactly what you had originally planned to do after you graduated from college. Everyone must be able to change easily and adapt to different conditions and circumstances as they occur.

    July 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm |
  241. Lily

    When I was little everyone said I would get into a good college. Now I'm planning on going to go the state school my mom works at because we get a discount on tuition. Unfortunately, it might be a few years after high school when I can afford even that.

    August 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  242. DAve

    Okay I work full time and go to full time college and there are ways to create money today several are lazy and complain boxes.

    August 22, 2010 at 7:41 am |
  243. haNNAH


    August 22, 2010 at 7:27 pm |
  244. katerina

    i plan on being an interior designer so i want to go to the art institutes:)

    August 24, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  245. Maddi

    The recession has greatly affected my plans for college. To pursue my dream of being a veterinarian, I have to go through to graduate through a community college, then move onto a university, just to have enough education and degrees to legally get a license to practice animal medicine. With the price of books supplies rising up, not even living with my family to cut down on the costs could really help.

    September 8, 2010 at 12:04 am |
  246. jackson

    I think it is wrong to burn the books if you think about it if you were that religion and people were burning your books of religion would you like it? Well I would be angry. I hope that if they think it over a little bit more they may not do it.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:04 am |