Everything you can buy with the money you save by actually going to class
Literally just all of Diddy Riese
We all know a college education is expensive, and that we "have to go to class to get our money’s worth," yada yada yada. But, like, how harmless could it be skipping just one class? I mean, isn’t it worth it to get some extra sleep or take advantage of our free HBO Go by catching up on Game of Thrones?
The Tab decided to investigate. Assuming you’re an in-state student that pays a tuition of $12,918 for an academic year, you would pay $3,229.5 for one quarter. On average, students take three classes per quarter, making the total cost for one class $1,076.5. In a ten week quarter with a class that meets, let’s say, 20 times per quarter (two times per week), one measly class ends up costing $53.83.
Just think: You lose $53.83 every time you skip that boring lecture that only received a 3.0 on Bruinwalk. Here is a list of everything you can buy with that money:
107 Diddy Riese Cookies
That’s almost 9 dozen cookies. But even that many probably won’t cure your craving for them, tbh.
walked my ass to diddy riese alone for ice cream and cookies !!! i really don't fuck with cravings
— maya (@mayannaisee) June 18, 2017
15 Milk Teas from Koala Tea
Okay, it’s a known fact that Koala Tea is the best boba in Westwood (sorry, Rende, but you had it coming). 15 orders of the best boba in Westwood is enough to probably last me about a week, so I think I’ll go to class.
Two tickets to a preseason UCLA Men’s Basketball game
Who would want to miss the chance to see the Bruins play basketball? (Maybe USC because it would remind them how much better we are, but that’s not the point).
The Big Fat Fatty, with a side of Fries, from Fat Sal’s
The Big Fat Fatty* is Fat Sal’s food challenge consisting of a cheese steak, cheeseburgers, pastrami, chicken fingers, crisp bacon, mozzarella sticks, fried eggs, fries, onion rings, chili, marinara, and fat sauce all on a 27 inch garlic hero.
*(Price does not include the cost of your hospital bill after your body goes into shock from eating that much fat).
— Daily Bruin (@dailybruin) November 6, 2016
This classic UCLA sweatshirt from the UCLA Store
Between two and six new Bruincards
Depending on if you have your old/broken Bruincard with you when you purchase your new one.
We all know it’s bound to happen at some point, so you might as well go to class to be able to pay for your mishap.
I dropped my ID card down the elevator crack what is my life
— Megan (@megggz13) January 21, 2017
Moral of the story? It’s financially not worth it to skip class, but I’m still going to do it anyway.