There are a lot of things we don’t like about school: homework, bullies, pop quizzes, regular quizzes and cooties come to mind. Even worse than cooties, though, is the rising cost of education.Actual Education Costs, Deconstructed
Increased tuition rates and living costs paired with school budget cuts and reductions in financial aid programs have crossed paths to create what the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
is calling “the worst fiscal news for public higher education institutions and their students in at least a decade.”That sounds pretty bad, but the math is even worse. Actual numbers from the Institute of Education Sciences
shows us that public-school undergraduate tuition (including room, board and fees) increased 40% between 2001 and 2012, and 28% for private undergraduate tuition – after adjustment for inflation
.To quickly illustrate, here’s a comparison in current dollars for one year of full-time out-of-state tuition at a 4-year public school:- 2001-02:
$23,066This should shock and alarm you.Every Little Bit Helps
This is one reason why we’re introducing the ATGStores.com Student Discount program
, which offers students a 10% site-wide discount on all purchases, with limited manufacturer limitations.Anyone currently enrolled in school may sign up for the program using their “.edu” student email address. New members receive a coupon code unique to the email address provided, and a 10% discount is automatically applied to every order placed using the corresponding code and email address.There is no limit to how many times the discount may be used and it’s a year-round program, which means students can save the entire time they’re enrolled. What’s more, the program page is designed for easy sign-in and features presorted categories with already-discounted items students can use.The ATGStores.com Student Discount program’s 10% savings may not sound like a lot, but every little bit helps when it comes to things students need most.