Petrol Prices Drive Students to Online Courses

This article, featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, looks at the effect soaring costs of petrol is having on the already high costs of education. “For Christy LaBadie, a sophomore at Northampton Community College, the 30-minute drive from her home to the Bethlehem, Pa., campus has become a financial hardship now that gasoline prices have soared to more than $4 a gallon. So this semester she decided to take an online course to save herself the trip­—and the money. “”I would prefer to actually go to school and be there to do it,” says Ms. LaBadie, a single mother working toward a degree in medical administration. “But it’s hard enough paying tuition, much less the price of gas.”” [Click here to read the full article]

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  1. I study at Bathurst and drive home to West Wyalong each weekend to see my family. Rising petrol prices are making me think that I will have to either go home less frequently, move to Wagga or study DE.

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