May 24, 2012
Class of 2012 finding solutions to rising college costs
SALT LAKE CITY — June 6 will be Rachel Telladira’s last day as a student at East High School. She’ll then spend a large part of the summer bagging groceries at Harmons in City Creek, hoping to earn enough money to pay for her first full year at Salt Lake Community College.
Telladira, who plans to study film, said she chose SLCC after its film program was recommended by a friend. Cost for a year: $2,759, up 76 percent from 10 years ago.
She plans to eventually transfer to the University of Utah. Cost: $6,201, a 126 percent jump in the past 10 years.
“I’m not going to let something that small get in the way of my dreams,” Telladira said of the cost.
Her attitude is upbeat at a time when tuition continues to rise, student debt has reached all-time highs and the cost of that debt has become a part of the national conversation in academic, business and political circles. But there is money to be found and Utah students looking ahead to summer have a solution to rising costs: work hard.
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