Words of Wisdom:

"Silliness and stupidity? Procarasination? Sure! Just don't look at me when those grades come out!" - Boo

Canada Education

  • Date Submitted: 05/20/2014 04:46 AM
  • Flesch-Kincaid Score: 59.2 
  • Words: 713
  • Essay Grade: no grades
  • Report this Essay
Going to school after high school can be costly, it’s true.
A student attending CEGEP, trade school, college or university full-time today can expect to pay between $2,500 and $6,500 per year—or more!—in tuition alone. And books, supplies, student fees, transportation, housing and other expenses will only add to that total.
In fact, full-time students in Canada paid an average of $14,500 to pay for post-secondary schooling in 2010–2011. That's roughly $58,000 for a four-year program.
Despite that, it remains a great investment. But you need to be smart about money.
Cost Breakdown
Understanding the costs involved will help you make smart money decisions while you’re in school. Here are some of the costs you can expect.
This number can be difficult to pinpoint. Costs may vary for different reasons.
Program choice
Some programs charge more than others so look at these costs up front.
Co-operative education programs usually last longer and cost more than regular full-time programs. However, you may find the benefits of co-op programs outweigh the higher costs. Co-op students are often paid for their work and they gain great work experience.
Class type
The format of lectures, the amount of lab time needed and the number of teaching assistants may affect fees.
Other factors
The school’s location (city vs. country, for example), the type of school and the years of schooling required are other factors that can also have an impact on costs.
Student fees
Some schools charge extra to fund certain services, clubs and events.
Living expenses
Rent, food, power, gas, telephone and Internet bills can really add up. For example, on- or near-campus residence fees can be more of $8,000 (including a meal plan). This can double or, in some instances, triple your expenses.

Books can also be expensive. Several options are available to you in this regard.
School bookstore
Having new books each semester is great but it can be an expensive...


Express your owns thoughts and ideas on this essay by writing a grade and/or critique.

  1. No comments