Skipping class costs how much!? | 05.09.12

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The Cost of Skipping ClassIt’s 7:30 on a monday morning and your alarm clock goes off. You turn it off and roll over for 5 more minutes of sleep. When you finally roll out of bed and look at the clock, it’s 11:30 and you’ve missed your class. Not a big deal, right? As it turns out, skipping class might cost you more than you think.

According to the recent infographic from, skipping just one class is a waste of $20 if you attend a public college, or $50 if you’re at a private school. This may seem like it’s not a big deal, but wasted money can add up fast! If you’re paying for college with loans, you’ll be paying interest on that class’s cost too!

Still not convinced you shouldn’t skip class? What if i told you that “those who wasted time in college are 3x more likely to be unemployed”? That got your attention, didn’t it?

To find other ways skipping class can hurt you, check out the True Cost of Skipping Class infographic.

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One Response to “Skipping class costs how much!?”

  1. Student Loan Killer says on May 14, 2012 at 6:16 am:

    I did the math on this when I was in college too… it was a good incentive not to miss classes unless it was necessary!

    I also like the point that people who waste time in college are more likely to be unemployed as well. I can definitely see it in some of my friends who coasted through college and are now struggling to find jobs.

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