A Christian University at Home, In Your Car
If you took a course in your average college that offered nearly 7 hours of classroom lecture per week, generous office hours with the Professor, and student brainstorming, at $500/unit the course would cost $3500/semester, or over $10,000 for a full year (including summer session).
one semester hour of credit = one hour per week with prof. (class or lab) one semester = 15 weeks one semester hour of credit = 15 hours of class time degree = 125 semester hour of credit = 1875 hours of class 4 yr cost at public MSU = 28k, 36k public 4yr nationally, 120k private 28k/1875 = $14.933333/hr 120k = $64/hr minimum wage = $7.50 365 = 19% (1/5) of a 4-yr degreeIf you paid Aristotle minimum wage to explore the foundations of Western Civilization with you, and operate a forum where you could discuss these principles with others who were studying them and applying them in practical ways in your own life (and not a free, no-cost/no commitment forum full of idiots and drive-by nuts), you would pay more than $5,000 for the year-long course.
When you invest in your own growth, you value it and take it seriously. You are more committed to a costly program than you are to one that's free.
"Wait a minute! This is almost as expensive as an 8-unit course in college!"
That's correct. And you might feel like the college course offers more to advance your employment in "the real world." But consider the comparison below:
|Your Job based on
Accreditation / College Degree
|Your Job based on
Sanctification / Personal Development
|I want YOU to do something for me||I am doing something for others|
|(job, promotion, etc.)||and gaining the approval of God|
|because I have this piece of paper ("diploma")||because I transformed my character and worldview|
|and I have a right to get my student loans paid off.||and considered the cost of not doing so|
we don't charge you $$$ to certify that you did these [valuable?] things