The big question on everyone's mind, where is the money?
So every school is offering us free admission, going by the new policy "Do not charge tuition if the student has already paid tuition to the home institution; and if the student has not paid the home institution, charge the home institution's rate of tuition and remit that amount to the home institution." To be honest with you, I think we need to get a lawyer to decipher this jargon. Does this mean we will not be getting our money back if we do not attend class? Does this mean that we will have to pay full tuition if we attend to enroll part time or just take a few classes? (probably what I'm gonna do) Does this mean that we have to pay full tuition for a university that costs 1/5 the amount of Tulane? But most importantly, does this mean that "free admission" really isn't free? I have a lot of friends who are going "abroad" for free through Syracuse, or are going to a east coast school for free. Whats the point of doing that if we have to pay full tuition? MANY of the classes you will take probably won't transfer directly to the major you have. For example, if you go to a school and take General Education classes, but have a business major; you will be paying for an entirely worthless semester. Now, this is just my interpretation of the statement, but I really think its true.
Talk it over with your parents. Make sure they are willing to spend in the upwards of 40k for you to have this semester. If not, I still advocate getting a cool internship or working somewhere productive. Don't waste your money paying for a full
semester if you aren't going to get a full semester's
worth of credit. Let's get some info from Scott Cowen