r/Damnthatsinteresting Dec 01 '22

Boston college has a policy that employees' kids can attend for free, as long as they are accepted. This janitor has five kids, all of whom got in, saving nearly $700k in tuition. Image

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u/prxcious7 Dec 01 '22

Dad love right there. Held on for his children❤️

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u/bumjiggy Dec 01 '22 Silver Gold Bravo Grande!

I've heard of mothers intuition

but dad came through in tuition

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u/VampireGirl99 Dec 01 '22

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u/sorta_innocent_accnt Dec 01 '22

Old (good) Kanye feels

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u/yblood46 Dec 02 '22

Kanye ‘07 Graduation - even before knocking Taylor on stage.

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u/Swimncia Dec 01 '22

I worked at, tuition was 50-75% off if I or my dependents took classes.

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u/GreenFluorite Dec 01 '22

Whatcha gonna do? Make our dreams come true!

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u/Cerebr05murF Dec 01 '22

'Cause you made it possible for us to achieve the improbable.

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u/BatangTundo3112 Dec 01 '22

Take my upvote. Get out of here.😤😆

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u/magicrowantree Dec 01 '22

I'm honestly impressed with this one, damn. Good job

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u/Its_Sho_Time Dec 01 '22

I cannot hit the upvote button more than once and this is saddening. I love your dad joke skill level.

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u/Wads_Worthless Dec 01 '22

Held on… to what? Why are you making janitor out to be some horrible job?

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u/Wads_Worthless Dec 01 '22

Held on… to what? Why are you making janitor out to be some horrible job?

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u/CrossYourStars Dec 01 '22

I interpreted this comment to mean not that being a janitor is a bad job in terms of usefulness but instead that it is a job that is often underpaid and underappreciated.

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u/olderaccount Dec 01 '22

While the occupation is not nearly as bad as its reputation, you have to admit not many kids grew up dreaming of becoming a janitor.

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u/ADHDBusyBee Dec 01 '22

See this is basing the value on the employment, rather that you can view employment to provide value. If you do a job, sustain your basic needs you can pursue whatever else you want in your free time. Maybe the dude likes model trains, or fishing or just hanging out with his family. If the work provides a decent livable income with decent hours you can explore whatever you want to explore. Not everything we do should be associated with sustaining our very existence.

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u/mfigroid Dec 02 '22

janitor

Ahem. It's sanitation engineer.

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u/mikefromky Dec 02 '22

Master of the custodial arts

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u/TreceTreceTrece Dec 01 '22

it’s not but what if homeboy wanted to be an artist and was like “too much fucking, too many babies, must provide!” so 30 years plus cleaning other people’s messes.

this man deserves a fucking medal.

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u/EnlightenedCorncob Dec 01 '22

And a bullshit education system....

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u/Federippi Dec 01 '22

Total respect for this fine person.

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u/teh_fizz Dec 01 '22

No. No Lemon Pledge.

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u/CallMeDrLuv Dec 01 '22

Just wait until the IRS sends him a bill for $250k...

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u/MotherofSons Dec 01 '22

You don't have to pay taxes for undergrad tuition that's free but would if the dad got a post grad degree. Source: I work at a college who offers these benefits.

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u/CallMeDrLuv Dec 01 '22

Huh, today I learned...

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u/TreceTreceTrece Dec 01 '22

shoot send me the bill; i’ll never pay it lol. what are they going to garnish my wages so i can’t pay my kids tuition?

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u/TimeTraveler3056 Dec 01 '22

I worked at a college that offered free tuition to the worker, their spouse, and kids. You paid the fees, books, and room and board if they lived on campus but what a significant perk! It's all about the perks baby!

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u/MotherofSons Dec 01 '22

I work at an overpriced private college in California, and dependents can go for free. My son got in and attended 1 semester, hates and is now transferring to a community college for a different program. I'm totally happy for him, and it's more suited to his personality, and it means I can find a better paying job. But, part of me wishes the years of hard work would have paid off for one of my kids to get a free education since I'm still paying on student loans.

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u/utpoia Dec 01 '22

I live paycheck to paycheck, I need to start by having a smart kid.

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u/-ll_Y_ll- Dec 01 '22

That's why poor people need to have five, just to make sure there is one smart kid. Only rich people can afford to have only one kid.

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u/MotherofSons Dec 01 '22

I have offered to adopt all kinds of people's children so they could attend for free. So far, no takers lol

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u/derpycalculator Dec 02 '22

Honestly if I worked at a university I would do that. I bet there are plenty of kids in foster care or even otherwise who would thrive with an opportunity at a free education.

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u/Itsanesker Dec 01 '22

Not most, but a lot. Many have half-price tuition instead, and some don’t give any discount at all.

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u/Bookluster Dec 01 '22

Most private colleges offer some kind of discount, but it's rare to see free. I have worked at 2 state universities and I don't get free tuition at either one. At both universities I could request to take a class for professional development/further my career and I could get tuition refunded after I passed the class and my manager approved.

At the private colleges I worked at, tuition was 50-75% off if I or my dependents took classes. There was often a network of associated colleges/universities so the discount applied at multiple schools.

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u/threefortyfive Dec 01 '22

Arizona does it one better, since all three of the state schools are governed by the same Board of Regents, you can work at one and you, your spouse, or kids (under 25, I think) can get tuition free or $25/semester grad (plus fees) at Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, or University of Arizona

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u/sunriser2006 Dec 01 '22

Not quite. At best they get a 50% waiver. And I know they threw something in there about how financial aid kinda works against you in that also. As an employee I can access programs for a doctorate or a master's, but nothing lower. I would still also assume responsibility for the tax on the tuition upwards of $5k out of pocket.

Source: am employed by a university.

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u/Proser84 Dec 01 '22

Most? Most do about 50%

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u/Captain_Britainland Dec 01 '22

I'm pretty sure this is a joke guys calm down with the downvotes lol

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u/Pilachi Dec 01 '22

Good bot

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u/bumjiggy Dec 01 '22

not all heroes wear capes

some wear lemon pledge

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u/MissingWhiskey Dec 01 '22

We need more lemon pledge

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u/DCikes88 Dec 01 '22

Nooo nooo nooooooo

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u/AdderallOfHearts Dec 01 '22

Example of a post I can hear in my head while reading

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u/sauceman2113 Dec 01 '22

Superman no is here, I have a no money

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u/zombienutz1 Dec 01 '22

My dad was ready to retire when a company he worked at for years downsized. Instead, he took a job at a local college in their mailroom so my brother could go for free.

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u/atlienk Dec 01 '22

The university I attended did / does the same thing…my sister and I both went here for free (tuition only) and it saved my parents ~$250k.

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u/Wreck556 Dec 02 '22

You mean it saved you $250k

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u/mox44ah Dec 01 '22

I have a family member who did this for his 3 kids. He walked away from a 6 figure career and took a 60% pay cut to take a job as an office administrator. At the time we thought it was a bad decision, but over the next few years all of his kids were accepted to the university and all three got their bachelors degrees for nothing more than the cost of their textbooks.

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u/Hungry-Teach9938 Dec 01 '22

Worked there for 5 years supporting adults with disabilities who worked at the school. Had a beast of a boss who actively discrimated against pregnant coworkers, went to HR as a unit and was told pretty much to f off. Was laid off with my other coworkers during COVID and when I reapplied to my old job I was told "no." I went above and beyond for them countless times, for a shitty salary and the hope that one day my kids would go for free too. My wife was always uneasy with the idea of pressuring our kids to go there and me potentially staying there for that simple fact. Now I'm at a state school and my kids get tuition remission for all state schools in my state, they have way more options. This is nice that they do this, but I would put money on it that this benefit will not be around forever. They lock everyone in at 45k-55k and its nearly impossible to move up. Also the cost of living any where remotely close to Chestnut Hill requires a much larger salary, I would commute 90 minutes in and out every day because we simply could not afford to buy in that pocket of the city/Newton/Brookline. BC campus is beautiful but if you are not from an elite and wealthy family you may find it hard fitting in, its not a working mans school at all. This is like when the kings hand out some scraps to the peasants and they're happy just to be in that company for 1 minute. Nice benefit but don't start thinking you're of these ppl if you don't come from extreme wealth.

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u/VollcommNCS Dec 01 '22

Most university positions pay well. Even a master of the custodial arts such as this gentleman.

Drop the stigma that being a janitor is a bad job. It's a job that needs to be done and not everyone wants to do. These people deserve to be paid well.

The free tuition is awesome and it looks like they put it to good use!

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u/elppaenip Dec 01 '22

Damn, $120,000 to go to college?

What the fuck is wrong with this country?

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u/Nicole_Watterson Dec 01 '22

Boston College is a private catholic school costing $15k a semester. Go to a community college and transfer to public university to save.

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u/pleem Dec 01 '22

and thats considered cheap nowadays...

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u/urascMicrosoft Dec 02 '22

It’s cheaper to do the university in Europe and then came back…

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u/pleem Dec 01 '22

it's more like 200k-280k at private universities now. totally nuts.

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u/leonryan Dec 01 '22

the rich go to college, everyone else goes to church where they learn to submit to those who went to college.

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u/hirisk365 Dec 01 '22

Middle class go to college. The rich make corporate pay for their higher education. And the wealthy drop out.

Meanwhile the low class loves student debt.

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u/MunkyNutts Dec 01 '22

wealthy drop out

and land a nice job due to nepotism

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u/digby99 Dec 01 '22

If you are poor you can usually get scholarships and aid to attend for free. It’s the middle who have to pay full price who get screwed.

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u/DayAndNight0nReddit Dec 01 '22

That's another reason why degrees shouldn't matter much, when money get you a degree rather than your education/intelligence.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

People from every class go to college. Just be smart and apply to all the scholarships you can and you’ll be fine

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u/Ideallynotreally Dec 01 '22

Ah it's good that there are scholarships for every low income student and that nobody gets left behind and thankfully people with the means to pay for school comfortably also don't compete for those same scholarships and win them more often due to having a greater access to resources. I'm also sure there's absolutely no nepotism for who gets scholarships.

It's purely coincidence that 300k worth of scholarships went to the school district presidents daughter, and her getting bumped ahead a grade only to do worse than her classmates was also based on nothing but personal merit. If you're wondering, the most intelligent person in my highschool got around 150k.

....wait. wait no, that is nepotism. Silly me Clearly I didn't get a scholarship

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u/MotherofSons Dec 01 '22

The college I work at charges 55k just for tuition. It's disgusting and has made me really hate the system.

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u/Under_Ach1ever Dec 01 '22

Health Care, Education, Insurance.. America is just the best!

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u/Secret-Plant-1542 Dec 01 '22

That's my main takeaway.

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u/fBarney Dec 01 '22

Ikr? Its free in my country and i aint going there anyway lmao. i could buy a pretty nice house for that money.

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u/mffntop Dec 01 '22

I don't know what people are doing. How they are being duped like this. You can't be that clueless.

I went for 28k. Who ever is choosing to spend 120k on their degree is part of the problem. There's so many less expensive options. There's no excuses, some of that responsibility has to be put back on the individual. It's not the schools fault that you took out 120k in debt to go there when you could have done the same thing at a different school for less than 30k. That's your fault. You made that choice.

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u/Ideallynotreally Dec 01 '22

Yeah? Did you make a lot of high value connections for 28k? Did your much cheaper school network you with the people you need to know for corporate success?

Sounds like somebody misunderstood the entire point of college. If it was just a degree you wanted you could've taken online classes.

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u/moo3heril Dec 01 '22

Lol, this is utter bullshit.

As someone who attended a "cheap" state school as well as a fancy "high value connection" private university, it's not worth it. The cheap state school did more for me networking wise, and even if the fancy school was better, you can get well-connected through other means, especially these days with the internet etc.

Most of the examples of people getting really well-connected at a private university already come from money/influence because of their family.

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u/Ideallynotreally Dec 01 '22

"Even if one was better you can do it other ways" still doesn't change the fact that one is clearly better.

It's backed up by stats.

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u/mffntop Dec 01 '22

Yes. I was hired 6 months before graduating. I worked for a world renowned researcher while in school. I had multiple offers to continue into graduate programs that I turned down. Offers paying me to continue. I attended a dozen conferences for free for all those valuable connections.

Sounds like somebody is bitter as fuck that they got duped into paying a lot of money for a lot of bullshit.

And all my classmates came out just as good. A few took fantastic opportunities outside of the country. They are all extremely successful, immediately after graduation. None of us forced to make coffee at Starbucks for those valuable connections with our 120k degree that can't even be used as good toilet paper.

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u/Ideallynotreally Dec 01 '22

Nope, not bitter. Have a job that "requires" a degree. Didnt go to college before getting it. Starting making 6 figures @ 19. Every form of higher education I've attended since has been job related and paid for by my company.

You didn't network with "world renowned" researchers at a bottom tier school. Because that isn't where they select candidates from.

You come across like somebody that truly doesn't have any idea how modern business works. It's based on connections. You will make better connections at a more exclusive school. Those connections are worth more than your degree.

I used my connections (admittedly from family) to skip university entirely and now have work experience and connections that are infinitely more valuable than a piece of paper no employer truly gives a shit about.

I know that you can get by without a degree. I also know that the degree you get is the least valuable thing you leave school with. And this isn't even a hot take, it's well established among basically every industry that the reason you compete for top schools is to be surrounded by other over achievers.

But keep telling yourself you made the right call I guess since you value the wrong things.

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u/mffntop Dec 01 '22

You come across like somebody that truly doesn't have any idea how modern business works. It's based on connections

Modern business is not the only reason people go to school. We are in vastly different worlds.

My state university still had our senators at the frat meetings every month, grooming them into your lifestyle.

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u/jaymansi Dec 01 '22

That might not cover two years at some schools.

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u/urwarrenout8617 Dec 01 '22

Definition of a man and a father. Total respect for this fine person.

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u/chipsncaseo Dec 01 '22

How about you shouldn’t have to shell out $140,000 to send your kid to college??

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u/Mexahex13 Dec 01 '22

What a dad!!!

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u/philly_2k Dec 01 '22

I'll apply for a janitorial job and adopt the living hell outta some kids

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u/yIdontunderstand Dec 01 '22

Charge college age kids 15k to be adopted?

They save 100k you make 15k.everyone wins!

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u/jsu152 Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

Back in 2008, my family did the college tour and BC was on the list. It's a Catholic, Jesuit school. While touring a dorm, I took a refresher in the men's room and stepped in a stall. On the inside of the door was taped a picture of the Panzer Pope with a stern gaze and a subtitle: "Masturbation is a sin!" Gave me the giggles.

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u/leonryan Dec 01 '22

I've seen that same sign vandalized so the pope is giving a thumbs up and it reads "MASTURBATION IS IN!"

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u/GratefulForAmerica Dec 01 '22

Great, but isn't $140K per student from an institution with a massive endowment a bit obscene? Reaction from the media... [sound of crickets chirping]

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u/Albany_Chris Dec 01 '22

It's not anywhere near $140k in avoided cost pp. I don't know why they need to exaggerate the headline when the real story is great without the exaggeration.

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u/tnied Dec 01 '22

BCs tuition is currently 62,950 per year

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u/red_foot_blue_foot Dec 01 '22

Yes, but his kids have graduated already

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u/giggetyboom Dec 01 '22

Depends on what they went for.... maybe they are all pharmacists or something.

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u/SausageGrenade Dec 01 '22

My mom got a job as a secretary at my college when I was 13, 5 years later I started my higher education, free of charge! Love u mom

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u/SpentPennies Dec 01 '22

Most colleges have this right? My mom worked in registration at 4 of us took advantage of it and got free degrees. Books and lab fees were not free, however.

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u/HeDgEhAwG69 Dec 01 '22

Awesome, I love seeing us peasants improve our lives.

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u/Green420Basturd Dec 01 '22

Most colleges have this rule for full-time employees

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u/irregular_caffeine Dec 01 '22

Some countries have this for everybody

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u/red_foot_blue_foot Dec 01 '22

Yeah like Brazil. Anyone can go to college for free but you have to pass a standardized test. Turns out only the rich and upper middle class go to college because they have the money to take a year off and learn the exam. It entrenches poverty more than allowing people to take out loans to improve their minds.

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u/Research_Liborian Dec 01 '22

All Jesuit colleges have an element of this. In fact, they have reciprocity. If you work at Holy Cross but your kid gets into Fairfield or Fordham and wants to go there, the tuition is massively reduced. I think for years it was free.

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u/Pepnis Dec 01 '22

Thank god tuition at universities in Norway are 100$ a year.

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u/diseaseresistant Dec 01 '22

Golden handcuffs... that's what some university employees call it

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u/Ofthepeoplebypeople Dec 01 '22

MoreInteresting: The U.S pays $778,000,000,000.00 in just 2022 on "Defense" but does not provide its citizens with free healthcare or education.

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u/Psychological_Ant488 Dec 01 '22

You forgot the giant bill they pay to NASA

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u/prushnix Dec 01 '22

University of Southern California has the same policy. It used to be all the kids. Now I think it is just one kid.

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u/FunWillScreen_Produc Dec 01 '22

I believe every American college has something like this. I get 9 credits per semester free at the college I work for.

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u/sjhesketh Dec 01 '22

I went to BC and worked there as well. There were numerous folks working custodial and food service positions who were sending their kids there. BC also paid for half my grad school tuition.

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u/batkave Dec 01 '22

Unfortunately many schools have removed or greatly reduced this benefit.

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u/layonafrito Dec 01 '22

That's awesome! My dad mowed athletic fields at a great college in my city. My dad didn't even graduate high school..but My little brother got a full ride for free just because my dad was an employee

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u/Strong_Ganache6974 Dec 01 '22

My brother with three kids plans on doing the same once my nephews approach their university years. Good strategy if you live in the US, but of the opinion tuition should be free for all.

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u/JulieannFromChicago Dec 01 '22

Notre Dame offers the same benefits. My former neighbor’s really poor sister got a job as a janitor and sent both of her sons, tuition free, four year degrees.

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u/GrumpyLawyer2012 Dec 01 '22

One of the few admissions policies that makes sense.

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u/rabb1thole Dec 01 '22

I bet that's one proud papa!

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u/East_Bay_JK Dec 01 '22

We should pay people to go to college like we pay them to go to work.

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u/irregular_caffeine Dec 01 '22

I was paid for it

Not US, obviously

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

College should be free. Sad that this is something “interesting” in America

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u/prix03gt Dec 01 '22

Johns Hopkins has a similar policy, but I didn't want to go there, and I wouldn't have been accepted anyway. Instead, they paid 50% of tuition to the school of my choice. Thanks Dad!

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u/BOiNTb Dec 01 '22

My Mom worked at Loyola University so that us kids could get reduced tuition through the tuition exchange program. They had the same policy back then for all staff at the school - 100% free at that university or could apply for exchange program (no room or board though, even the janitor's kids). I heard they took away the staff program and only do the tuition exchange for teacher's families. They used to be as cool as Boston, but got greedy...

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u/Bookluster Dec 01 '22

Not only that, but Boston College is a Jesuit school and there are 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country. Of the 28, 26 have a reciprocal program that if your child gets accepted they get free tuition at that Jesuit college/university (with a few exceptions). The only two colleges/universities that opt out of this the reciprocity is Georgetown and Holy Cross.

One of my friend's parents worked at Gonzaga and got free tuition at Marquette. My brother attended Marquette and one of his friend's dad was a janitor and her tuition was free.

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u/jfcmfer Dec 01 '22

Every college should do this. Good employee retention, great appreciation for local community and you'll get hard working students who will turn into die hard alumni.

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u/choptheair Dec 01 '22

A lot of them do. My sister worked at a small liberal arts college, and they offered this. My niece only paid for housing.

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u/carriegood Dec 01 '22

My husband works for a university in their IT department. They also have affiliated private elementary and high schools, plus the undergrad schools and post-grad as well - medical, law, social work, dentistry, just about everything. Employees and their families can attend all of the schools completely tuition-free. It's the only time in my life I regretted not having kids, because I would love to be able to send them to college and graduate school for free.

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u/poulw Dec 01 '22

I work at a private uni- and my tuition remission benefit is %100 of the school's current tuition cost can be granted for my children to attend any college/uni in the country- up to $250,000 over 4 years max. One of my coworkers put all 8 of his kids through college this way. It is a stunning benefit.

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u/Excellent-Practice Dec 01 '22

I took advantage of a program like this. It was great graduating with virtually no debt. None of my siblings went for it, though. It's great if things align and the school happens to be a good fit

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u/true-skeptic Dec 01 '22

Impressive

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u/SykeYouOut Dec 01 '22

A lot of colleges do this.

My mom was just an administrative assistant at my college making 35k a year, & my tuition was free.

I only had to pay for books.

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u/brocknuggets Dec 01 '22

I went to a pretty esteemed private college in Indiana and had a fraternity brother with the same story - honestly a hell of a way to 'break the cycle'. The guy was smart as hell and had a heart of absolute gold - it's heartwarming that he was able to get the opportunity to have the life he does now because his dad made the choice to take on a job our society considers lowly.

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u/drroub Dec 01 '22

Blue Collar Superstar right there. Making life better for the next generation is the best kind of parenting. Love seeing universities do this.

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u/averagemaleuser86 Dec 01 '22

Let's also not forget, he prob gets paid well. Just throwing that out there as the stigma that these types of jobs are low paying positions.

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u/BlankCanvas609 Dec 01 '22

That’s just plain nepotism

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u/Wingraker Dec 02 '22

In the state of Texas. If you are hearing impaired, wear hearing aids, colleges will give you free tuition. They did when I attended. At community college, they will also pay for your books. Don’t remember the level of hearing loss to qualify though.

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u/Fascinatingish Dec 02 '22

What kind of world would this be if every young person had this kind of love and opportunity? Why isn't every college doing this?

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u/FireWallxQc Dec 01 '22

The education system is way too expensive. They put the money in military instead

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u/sefghhg Dec 01 '22

Actually America spends more on medicare alone than the entire military

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u/MrR0b0t90 Dec 01 '22

Eduction should be a right for everyone, not a privilege for the rich

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u/DayAndNight0nReddit Dec 01 '22

That college need to double or triple the amount of employees, so more people can attend for free.

140K for a degree, you have to wonder what's the purpose, when you have to pay your entire life for it. :/

This is sick, a degree should help to have a better future and not put in debt.

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u/asianabsinthe Dec 01 '22

A lot of it is about the prestige, but it doesn't matter if the student didn't use their time wisely while there. Networking is important, which can also be applied for a technical school.

I can sense some disappointment when talking to old University alumni when I say I'm not one even though I spent way less but make as much as they do.

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u/amraohs Dec 01 '22

Why isn't the government paying for education? The more you'll make in the future the more tax you'll pay..

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u/obamnasodaa Dec 01 '22

I do not care shut up

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u/darkjediii Dec 01 '22

Just imagine how much debt they require you to be in to provide education for your children. Yikes.

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u/LongSpray82 Dec 01 '22

This is the case with most private colleges

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u/blasphemous_HOOR_666 Dec 01 '22

Hell yeah, that’s amazing on Boston College & that man loves his kids so much. Love to see it

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u/MuseC0p42069 Dec 01 '22

Whoms't , okn't

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u/senzimillaa Dec 01 '22

He said he ain’t going to no nursing home. You’re welcome & thank you.

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u/Bobmilo280818 Dec 01 '22

As a German I can not comprehend how anyone is studying when it cost that kind of money. I studied for 8 Semesters and paid 250€ per Semester which included a ticket for public transportation in my whole state. I even got bafög, which in my case was 390€ every month half gifted half interest free credit with the addition that I won't need to pay back any additional money of the credit if it got beyond 10k. Plus 200€ Kindergeld which anyone under the age of 25 can get every month. I could fully focus on my studies and still felt like 10k is a lot of dept starting into working life.

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u/Betabimbo Dec 01 '22

Ah th USA with their unaffordable tuition for education. More like " made me wanna scream as education is free in most industrialized countries except the USA because if its free it ain't making me money "

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u/NoDiscussion6507 Dec 01 '22

All schools must implement this rule.

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u/vainstar23 Dec 01 '22

700k? The hell did they study? Cosmic Information Psychometry?

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u/fast328 Dec 01 '22

What an amazing policy. It's almost as if free tuition is possible in America.

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u/Helpful-Spell-603 Dec 01 '22

Why does it cost more than 25k a year for a TA to grade papers.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Michigan State University used to do that. A friend of mine growing up, her dad was a janitor and he got his masters for free. He started working as a professor, and his daughter also went for free.

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u/iusedtohavepowers Dec 01 '22

Boston college? Isn't it Harvard?

Edit: nope. It's actually called Boston college. I haven't heard of this. I thought Harvard had a weird "unknown" thing like this too

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u/Common_Point Dec 01 '22

What a great dad ❤️ And what a great school! I know parents that work at Penn State and with their discount, there were still other local schools that were cheaper even with the discount. It's crazy

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u/Gasonfires Dec 01 '22

A friend's kid did well in high school and got accepted at Vassar. My friend freaked. No way he could afford the tuition. He called the school to see about financial aid and was told that "We never turn an accepted student away on account of financial considerations." His kid got what sounds to me like a full ride. The twist was that the kid had been all STEM in high school and claimed an intention to go into medicine or bio research but on arrival at school decided to major in theater. The school kept its promise and even provided free housing to my friend and his family for graduation week.

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u/Smelly-taint Dec 01 '22

Honest work. Many look down on janitors. They literally deal with your trash and shit all day.

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u/BullsandBells Dec 01 '22

There's his salary hike

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u/DrFrankSaysAgain Dec 01 '22

This is common at many universities.

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u/coolboiiiiiii2809 Dec 01 '22

Ah yes… pack your things we are leaving

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u/boxedcrackers Dec 01 '22

Are they hiring?

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u/captrudeboy Dec 01 '22

Anyone else see this as proof that college tuition is a scam?

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u/debicksy Dec 01 '22

Yep. The school I work at also has the same.

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u/TheIndomitableMass Dec 01 '22

Can I be an employee and attend?

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u/Nb4LoLz Dec 01 '22

Syracuse too, don't know if it's the policy but my family has went there for free. My Grandfather was the maintenance supervisor of the physical plant (what ever that means) before he retired.

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u/CasinoMarginale Dec 01 '22

Plot twist: the janitor is Will Hunting

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u/Live_Ad_1879 Dec 01 '22

We shouldn't be celebrating this entirely. Clearly - there is a mismatch for labor costs.

I'm happy for the Dad - sad for the kids.

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u/PsychologyNarrow3854 Dec 01 '22

My father in law did this for his ten kids. In today’s dollars, that’s 2.8 million worth of tuition (the school is 70k a year right now)

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u/LoonsOverWisconsin Dec 01 '22

This happens everywhere.

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u/Hot-Baseballs Dec 01 '22

thats an insanely nice perk that i'm sure will go viral and the new GOP house will try to outlaw now

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u/SamsaricNomad Dec 01 '22

Proud dad with that wide smile. Heartwarming.

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u/AKidCalledSpoon Dec 01 '22

This is dystopian. Education should not be six figures.

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u/Smokedog90 Dec 01 '22

It’s sad as shit that each person would’ve cost over $100k. What the fuck is wrong with America.

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u/Scrungo_Mungo Dec 01 '22

Gettysburg College did or does this too

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u/vitaminalgas Dec 01 '22

I tried this... Not one interview...sigh

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u/campbelldt Dec 01 '22

Most colleges have this I think! My roommates dad is a groundskeeper at our school (mowing lawns, moving snow, etc) and she gets tuition for free

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u/Hallowexia Dec 01 '22

My local college did this 20+ years ago and stopped after the first of 5 kids started. The Dad was the lunch lady.

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u/OtherHugh Dec 01 '22

Dude can make even more on the side by adopting kids who want to BC, have the new adoptees kick back $5 or $10K a year. Just sayin