With and extra $12-13k a year in Kalamazoo, what could a college student buy?
Western Michigan Universityhas announced it will cut undergraduate out of state tuition by almost 50%. "According to the university, 2016-2017 basic tuition rates, annual tuition and required fees for a nonresident freshman or sophomore would be nearly cut in half, taking it down to $14,366 from its current cost of $26,851."
What could a college student in Kalamazoo buy with $12,485?
A round for your friends
At $105 a 1/4 keg at MegaBev for Bell's Two Hearted, you could buy almost 120 of them.
You could buy season tickets for WMU football, bang on the glass every game the K-Wings play and eat your fill at the ol' ball game with the Kalamazoo Growlers and still have another $5,000 left for souvenirs.
A vintage Gibson guitar
Gibson guitars were made in Kalamazoo before the plant moved to Memphis. Several collectibles go for big money including a 1969 Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty "Fretless Wonder" listed on Reverb for $12,500.
A new ride
Forget the trendy Uber or Lyft, the iconic Checker Cab is where it all started in Kalamazoo. $9,500 will get you an original 1982 taxi.
Two bedrooms- no roommate! Move out of the dorms and into this refurbished home on Kalamazoo's North side for only $9,999.
Out of state students get a break on tuition which hopefully means it goes into the Kalamazoo economy. Enjoy the extra spending cash and crack fries at HopCat, just don't lose it all if the big board at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange crashes.