University costs..... So I signed up for next semester - just 14 hours. Tuition was $13xx Final bill was $19xx!!! Yes, that's right - 600 dollars in "fees". Among those fees, a $112 LIBRARY FEE!! For a library I will never use, and if I did it would literally be cheaper for me to buy some used books off amazon, than to pay their fee. Then there is a $148 "Technology service fee"......apparently, according to the lady on the phone, for "the computers we keep the student records in". It continues on and on. 600 bucks! almost 50% increase on the original tuition price! I only have one lab class, and that fee only makes up 30 bucks of the entire price. I was speaking to a friend of mine (his dad is a professor at the University), and he explained that during summer sessions that are off campus, the students have to pay all of these fees as well - even though they will never have a chance to use the services and/or the services aren't available. Apparently there is some dissention (sp?) among the professor ranks about the waste of money. It seems much is being pumped into sports (at a school NOT known for it's sports teams). Oh how I wish I had the option of a private school! Subsidizing students to study abroad (when I myself cannot afford the money and/or time to do such a thing) for me to go to the regular local campus makes me sick! Anyone else ever wonder what things would be like if there was some more accountability with University expenditures??? I can only imagine what kinds of fees are being charged at the state schools where tuition is double and triple my little university!