Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Go north, young freshman

We are noted in the NYT as a school forgone for a cheaper option in Canada:

...for some teenagers, Canada might offer a wonderful opportunity.

It has for Jocelyn Berkowitz. At a college fair last year, the 17-year-old was looking for an affordable school with a top-notch art history program -- but she wanted to get out of California. Berkowitz walked up to a University of Alberta table and saw it seemed to have everything she wanted...

Alberta's total costs of $21,500 (U.S.) for tuition, room and board and fees exceed the $18,000 bill Jocelyn would have faced at Humboldt State University, her backup school. But they're significantly less than at the two other schools she considered: Penn State, where she would have paid $28,600, and the University of Puget Sound, where her total costs, even with a scholarship, would have been about $36,000.

(insert snarky comment about Canada here, preferrably with some jibe about hockey)