a current student here
St. A's is EXPENSIVE. They also don't really pay for things for the students or give us things for free. We get free events but I'm talking about, for example, paying for the Manchester bus that comes to the school every hour (other schools, such as SNHU, pay for the bus, so it's free to students). Furthermore, if you're a nursing major, you have SO MANY other costs that come into play......textbooks (about $1000 per semester), scrubs, shoes ($100+), stethoscope ($100), blood pressure cuff, CPR certification, vaccinations, a car to get to and from clinical, gas to get to and from clinical, TOLL MONEY to get to and from clinical if your clinical is far away, etc. Also, they force you to pay like $4,000 for a meal plan if you live in a dorm. This isn't fair to small girls like me who eat about half of that. Other issues on campus include the HORRENDOUS WI-FI (students complain about it constantly), as well as the old buildings. You'd think you'd have better dorms for paying 50k, but no. Us sophomores in Bert/Brady only get 4 washers/dryers for over 100 people, no changing area for the showers, no sinks, no closets (just holes in the wall), no common rooms, only 1 kitchen (with broken microwave and fridge).........the list goes on. You get used to it and it's honestly not bad. The benefits outweigh the bad. BUT you'd think they'd give us more perks for the amount of money we pay.