Friday, February 05, 2010
Money at Edinboro College Versus Univ of Delaware
Before we left to move her in the only money we had paid the college was a 70 or 80 dollar application fee. We moved her into her dorm room, she got ID’s and a meal card and no one stopped and said wait you haven’t paid for room, board, or tuition yet. At the end of second day I went around and paid the $10,000 for her to be there for the semester and they actually said you can wait a couple more days until we get a lab charge on her bill and pay the entire amount than. If it had been the University of Delaware they would not have let you do anything unless they had their money at least two weeks before you showed up to move in. Just a world of difference.
Last Sunday night the dorm she was in, referred to as Highlands 2, had a pipe burst on the fourth floor and the entire four stories of the building had water damage. They evacuated 180 students and found housing for them in another older smaller dorm building a short distance away.
Being the youngest she tends to whine more than the older one so she was complaining to us about how the new room was smaller than the old room and the bathroom was at the end of the hall and shared by everyone on that hall. Now when I was her age I lived in a tent city with 50 other men and we shit in a hole in the ground in a bamboo thicket so I did not have the same sympathy for her as her mother did. It was an emergency situation and it sounds like the college did the best they could.
Since this situation will last several weeks as they renovate the Highland 2 building I was concerned about the differences in boarding rates for the old room versus the new room. From UD experiences I could see a big argument in getting an adjustment between the two. They have posted on their website that they will make an automatic adjustment to the boarding rate for the students. Plus each student will receive a $100 VISA card for relocation expenses in having to move out and when they move back to the Highland 2 building will receive another $100 VISA card for moving expenses. Wow after UD I am awe struck. No arguments with the administration. No feeling of being shafted and nothing you can do about it. I guess that is one of the things a college can do when they don’t have the highest paid College President in the United States – they have some playing room with their money or maybe the Edinboro College people aren’t dip shits like the University of Delaware.
If there is a bridge on or near campus she could make her igloo there and charge people to cross. Then she could turn a nice profit and get to know more people on campus.
I'm going to have to write her a letter.