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Program Type Cost-Benefit Analysis Worksheet
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View your results at the bottom of this page.
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Which program type would you like to look at? Full-Time
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Now, tell us what's important to you.
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Rank the following dimmensions on a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is not at all important to me and 5 is very important to me.
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Prestige and BrandNote: This model assumes 3% annual growth in salary.
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Networking with Other Students
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Mentorship from Professors
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Rigorous Development of Leadership SkillsNote: This model assumes that only full-time students will be giving up their annual salary, while part-time and online students will not experience this opportunity cost.
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Ability to Switch Careers
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Obtaining a Summer Internship
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Work-Life Balance
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Avoiding Debt
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Then, answer a few questions.
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About your degree and salary...
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Is your company likely to sponsor your degree?
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What percentage of your tuition will your company pay?Enter a numeric value.
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What is the annual tuition cost?Enter a numeric value.
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How much can you expect to make per year without a graduate degree?Enter a numeric value.
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How many years do you anticipate it will take you to complete your degree? Enter a numeric value.
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How much can you expectto make during a summer internship?Enter a numeric value.
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... Just a few more.
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About your living and travel expenses...
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Are you moving to go to school? Yes
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What is your current monthly rent/mortgage payment? Enter a numeric value.
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How much do you anticipate you'll pay in monthly rent in your new place?Enter a numeric value.
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What will be your moving cost to go to school?Enter a numeric value.
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How many times a year do you anticipate traveling home? (i.e., for major holidays, breaks, etc.)Enter a numeric value.
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What is the cost of your each of these trips?Enter a numeric value.
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View Your Results Below!
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Overall, this program is a great fit for your needs!
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Numbers we crunched:
What we found:
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Number of Summer Internships#VALUE!
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Total Money Earned During the Summer#VALUE!For Prestige and Brand:This program is ideal
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Total Cost of Tuition#VALUE!For Networking with Other Students:This program is ideal
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Total Tuition Cost You'll Pay Yourself#VALUE!For Mentorship from Professors:This program is ideal
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Total Salary Lost$0For Rigorous Development of Leadership Skills:This program is ideal
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Current Annual Living Expenses#VALUE!For Ability to Switch Careers:This program is ideal
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Anticipated Living Expenses During School#VALUE!For Obtaining a Summer Internship:This program is ideal
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Difference in Living Expenses #VALUE!For Work-Life Balance:This program is ideal
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Total Moving and Transportation Cost of School#VALUE!For Avoiding Debt:This program is ideal
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Net Cost To Attend School#VALUE!
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