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Re: Cost for U16 and U18

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Exactly, with the car reference. Wrong on the renting analogy. Prep is a waste of money.
So, if someone said \\\"I\\\'ll give you a Porsche Cayenne for \\\$15,000 plus your Camry\\\" you would turn them down because it\\\'s a waste of money?
Not a waste of money if it is not your money. Not a good anology in what we are talking about here. Try again.
The point was made in a similar thread that even at $15,000 Prep School isn't worth it. So, let me carry it over to this thread.

If you had a chance to send your kid to Prep School for $15K because of hockey, would you take it?

The Porsche is a perfect analogy. You get to drive it for four years. Trust, me, you'll enjoy driving more. And after four years, yes, you have a used car, just like the Camry owner. But, you've had a better experience, and odds are it's going to be worth more. So, it provides a better overall return.
Why would I do that if there are hockey options out there that are cheaper. No, the Porsche anology is not the same. I am still the one having to pay for it.

Re: Cost for U16 and U18

first it was at least 20k now its well past 20k-Im sure you heard this from someone somewhere at some point-gotta be true
After 8500 tuition, if you don't think you spend over 10K on total expenses between late Aug and early March, I don't think you've done it..

Car mileage alone is an easy $5k. Add in 3-4 plane trips/hotels/4 day weekends, and it's well over $20k total..

Add in food on the road and other expenses specifically for hockey.

It's a ton of hidden costs.

Re: Cost for U16 and U18

ok-but the OP asked for tuition costs-not dining expenses, rental cars and hotel bills which I'm sure can add up rather quickly if you take the whole family to showcases.

Re: Cost for U16 and U18

Yes. But Tuition is just a portion of the total out of pocket expenses to play FS 16/18.

Just go in with eyes and wallet wide open.