UPR eliminates the 8 hundred buck additional fee

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TPMP

Bronx, NY

#1 Jan 26, 2013
AGP brother, socialists and the majority of university brass got what they want.

Let's wave the magic wand.

So, now how will they make up for this shortfall?.

Fuzzy math, anyone?.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#2 Jan 26, 2013
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#3 Jan 26, 2013
Even stateside colleges are having hard times.

What UPR is experiencing is not unique.

Don't have the money?. Take out a GSL like everyone else and pay it back like a responsible adult.

UPR has to meet their expenses as well.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#5 Jan 26, 2013
Typical. This PPD administration is really looking like it's amateur hour. They have no idea how to govern.

The other issue is that people think they should be given a free pass on repaying student loan debts. Can you believe this? They agreed to the conditions of the loan when they signed the dotted line and then they suddenly decided they dident want to pay the money back. Ive heard of people being up to $100,000 in student loan debt ... how the blazes is that even possible? More people really need to take advantage of trade schools.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#6 Jan 27, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
Typical. This PPD administration is really looking like it's amateur hour. They have no idea how to govern.
The other issue is that people think they should be given a free pass on repaying student loan debts. Can you believe this? They agreed to the conditions of the loan when they signed the dotted line and then they suddenly decided they dident want to pay the money back. Ive heard of people being up to $100,000 in student loan debt ... how the blazes is that even possible? More people really need to take advantage of trade schools.
This is going to be interesting to see how they manage this.

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100,000 in student loans??.

One better be a physician along with their specialty for that amount. LOL!

Geez!

Some people see school as a venture to make some quick extra cash through loans.

Then REALITY hits them in the face when it is time to pay up.
Julio

Langhorne, PA

#7 Jan 28, 2013
I am of Puerto Rican ethnic background with many relatives state side as well as on the beautiful island. I visit and speak with them regurlarly. I love them, but the ones living on the island refuse to pay their fair share when and where necessary for "entitlement benefits" (their words). They want everything provided at little to no direct cost. It is insane to expect the mainland taxpayers to foot their "craddle to death" entitlement mentality. Riots nearly broke-out years back when the "penny" sales tax was imposed. Likewise now with the crack-down by CRIM (real estate/property tax authority) seeking to collect on back taxes. The list is endless. Enough already! Either pay your fair share, or go totally independent!

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#8 Jan 28, 2013
Julio wrote:
I am of Puerto Rican ethnic background with many relatives state side as well as on the beautiful island. I visit and speak with them regurlarly. I love them, but the ones living on the island refuse to pay their fair share when and where necessary for "entitlement benefits" (their words). They want everything provided at little to no direct cost. It is insane to expect the mainland taxpayers to foot their "craddle to death" entitlement mentality. Riots nearly broke-out years back when the "penny" sales tax was imposed. Likewise now with the crack-down by CRIM (real estate/property tax authority) seeking to collect on back taxes. The list is endless. Enough already! Either pay your fair share, or go totally independent!
All of the taxes you mention were imposed by the state government and had nothing to do with status.

Only Puerto Ricans who work for the Federal government/serve in the US military, or who draw income from a mainland based business pay Federal income taxes. As it presently stands only about half of islanders fall within the brackets eligible for Federal income taxes if they were imposed on the island - bear in mind though that the average income is slightly higher due to the underground economy.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#9 Jan 28, 2013
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text>This is going to be interesting to see how they manage this.
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100,000 in student loans??.
One better be a physician along with their specialty for that amount. LOL!
Geez!
Some people see school as a venture to make some quick extra cash through loans.
Then REALITY hits them in the face when it is time to pay up.
Actually, it would likely cost considerably more than 100 grand for a specialty.

I was just being tongue in cheek.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#10 Jan 28, 2013
Meaning all of the expenses combined together.
justhefacts

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Jan 29, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
Typical. This PPD administration is really looking like it's amateur hour. They have no idea how to govern.
The other issue is that people think they should be given a free pass on repaying student loan debts. Can you believe this? They agreed to the conditions of the loan when they signed the dotted line and then they suddenly decided they dident want to pay the money back. Ive heard of people being up to $100,000 in student loan debt ... how the blazes is that even possible? More people really need to take advantage of trade schools.
100,000 in student loans??.]

LongIslander where do you get Collage in PR is $100.000??? I looked up all the collages in PR for instance San Juan Bautista Medicine is a mere $ 8,000 yearly

http://collegeprowler.com/rankings/overall-ex...

http://collegestats.org/colleges/puerto-rico/...

PR collages is Dirt Cheap compared to the states average collage cost and also cheaper by income comparison

In the states most recent survey of college pricing, the College Board reports that a "moderate" college budget for an in-state public college for the 2012Ė2013 academic year averaged $22,261. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $43,289.

http://collegestats.org/colleges/puerto-rico/...
to make dave happy

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#12 Jan 29, 2013
Julio wrote:
I am of Puerto Rican ethnic background with many relatives state side as well as on the beautiful island. I visit and speak with them regurlarly. I love them, but the ones living on the island refuse to pay their fair share when and where necessary for "entitlement benefits" (their words). They want everything provided at little to no direct cost. It is insane to expect the mainland taxpayers to foot their "craddle to death" entitlement mentality. Riots nearly broke-out years back when the "penny" sales tax was imposed. Likewise now with the crack-down by CRIM (real estate/property tax authority) seeking to collect on back taxes. The list is endless. Enough already! Either pay your fair share, or go totally independent!
Pues Julio permiteme corregirte, no se trata de pagar el "fair share" en este caso, sabes por que?, porque esa cuota se le impuso a los estudiantes como resultados de nombramientos y malas administraciones de fondos de la administracion del recinto, no es justo que lo sigan pagando los estudiantes. No me digas a mi que 5 millones de dolares que se recolectan en cuota de mantenimiento no dan para tener facilidades decentes, seguridad y servicios que valgan la pena por eso es que los estudiantes se quejaron porque unos administraron mal y los estudiantes pagaron los platos rotos eso es injusto y abusivo!! Y yo si puedo hablar porque vivo en PR y conozco el sistema. Y quiero hacer la salvedad que no estoy de acuerdo con cierto grupo que predomina en la universidad que lo que ha traido no es nada mas que mala fama y desmoralizacion al recinto .
to make dave happy

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#13 Jan 29, 2013
Ahora bien no estoy de acuerdo porque ahora tienen nuevos reclamos creo que con la eliminacion de los 800 es suficiente.

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