by Sarah Doty
For UMD sophomore Sina Richert the expense of college today is a reality.
But tuition prices aren’t the only thing causing Richert to expect that she will graduate $40,000-$50,000 in debt. Add her monthly bills of rent, utilities, groceries and gas to the tally and it’s easy to see how it all adds up.
However, this scenario hasn’t always been the case for college students.
“My grandpa and I were just talking [the other day] and he only spent $300 for a whole year of college,�? said UMD sophomore Sina Richert. “That gets you one credit now, maybe not even a credit … It’s depressing talking to grandparents, even my dad, he didn’t pay anything near what we have to pay now.�?
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