11 Things You Could Have Spent $561 On But Can’t Because Tuition Went Up

More on the rising cost of higher education.

Voice of SGA

Thanks to politicians in Oklahoma City neglecting to adequately fund OU, tuition and fees are going up by an average of 4.8% this fall. That means a $561 increase for nonresident students and $268.50 for Oklahoma students. As you wave goodbye to more of your hard-earned cash, let’s take a look at some of the things you could have spent $561 on.

1. 167 gallons of gas


Particularly important when you’re driving around every day hunting for a parking space. Speaking of which…

2. 2 years of parking passes (including summer!)


Maybe I’ll just take CART…

3. 1 month of rent plus utilities


Well….probably not at the Cottages.

4. 6 textbooks


Time to get a Kindle.

5. 2 months of groceries


Pictured above: critical grocery item.

6. An iPad with accessories


Guess you’ll have to stick with an old-school spiral notebook.

7. 37 Comfort Colors t-shirts


Tuition increases are far…

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