Quote from thorster
Thanks for the Replys! I just assumed as a private institution that is for profit, if they were not filling seats for a certain progran, they would offer discounts to fill those seats. I guess based on the responses that is not true.
I am still struggling with paying 21K for the Surg Tech program when this isnt even a degree and the average salary is only around 30K.
Private institutions are not necessarily mean they are "for profit". All that means is they do not take government funding and that allows them to have most of the control on who they admit and who they do not. However, the 'right' to admit who you want is not absolute, it must be within the scope of the law.
For example, Sweet Briar Women's College in Virginia, was founded before the Civil War. The family that donated the land in which the college was built, specifically made provisions that the school was to be for the eduction of, "Southern, white women." This was the condition of the gift. Obviously, today, and for quite some time, this is not legal to do.
The vast majority of Private colleges are not-for-profit. Colleges like University of Phoenix are FOR PROFIT.
Colleges also cannot adjust their tuition and give "deals" to students and not others. They are really opening themselves to discrimination suits depending on who they give the deals to. That is why many of the private colleges have "scholarships
" that are in fact, not scholarships at all, as no 'real money' is involved...it's essentially a discount, but this is the only way it can be done where the rules are the same for all students.
Remember that educational institutions that are accredited are REGULATED by the state, whether they are public or private. They still have certain criteria that they must follow in order for your education to be recognized by other learning institutions and for the purposes of state boards, etc.