The Cost of Education

After five long years, my final two semesters of class at the University of Louisville is approaching. With buying a house and losing financial aid this year, I’m a little bit more sensitive to my education costs. While I have always known the costs, I never really wrote them down or looked at them – it was just a growing number. This is a look at this semester…

The internship credit cost hurts the most, as I basically have to pay UofL almost a thousand dollars to go to work for a job I already have… (I should note that to meet the UofL internship requirements I had to change positions).


Base Tuition: $4,780.00

Technology/Career Mgt Fee: 45.00

Technology/Career Mgt Fee: 45.00

Technology/Career Mgt Fee: 45.00

Technology/Career Mgt Fee: 45.00

Student Recreation Fee: $82.50

Dist Ed-UG Bus ST (Online Class): $1,491.00

Meal Plan-Commuter Flex: $275

Parking Pass: $100

Internship Fee: $976.12

Total: $7,884.62


I try to rent when I can through and buy used when I have to on Amazon.

CIS 410

  • Course Pack – $89
  • Necessary But Not Sufficient – $9.30
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement – $18.79
  • The Reengineering Revolution: a handbook – $4.29
  • The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle’s-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions – $12.18
  • e-Business 2.0: Roadmap for Success – $5.26
  • Images of Organization – $26.92

MGMT 401

  • MyOMLab – $70
  • Operations Management: Sustainability And Supply Chain Management 12th – PDF eBook – $14.99

MKT 301

  • MKTG 12th edition – $84.99

FIN 301

  • Corporate Finance – $89.99
  • TopHat Quizes – $26

Total: $452.75

Grand Total for this Semester: $8,337.37