Cost of University in the DR

drstock

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I know it's a very vague question and depends on a number of factors, but does anyone have experience of how much it costs to put a kid through university here?

And before anyone says it, I have searched for information online and found it very confusing, so first hand knowledge from someone here would be very helpful.

Thanks!
 

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Depends on the university


As of half a decade ago, "public" university POP, 7k pesos every 3 months ( or maybe 4, can't really remember ) and 50 pesos per day for a round trip on the guagua de l'universidad ( 30 km there and 30 back ).
 
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It really depends on the University. I used to help my former assistant with her fees and she only had to pay $3,000 a month. She had the option to either pay the whole semester in one single payment or monthly.
 
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Thank you. That's very useful. But I'm still a little confused. For example, the first category says "a) UNI General en grado RD$2,700.00". Is that per month, or what? Sorry if I'm being stupid, but I really have no experience in this.
I might be terribly mistaken here, but as we had to deal with the fee schedules when my wife went to uni, I would interpret it so, that this $2,700 is per credit point. Then it depends on the courses you choose how many credit points they have? Those cases b-e are something special while a is everything else.

So it would not be per month per se... Anyone feel free to correct if I'm talking silly here...

EDIT: Just visited PUCCM website, so for a career of for example 201 credit points, it would be roughly 25 points per semester, which would make it around 67k pesos per semester and you would just divide that with the months in one semester to get the approx monthly cost...
 
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I might be terribly mistaken here, but as we had to deal with the fee schedules when my wife went to uni, I would interpret it so, that this $2,700 is per credit point. Then it depends on the courses you choose how many credit points they have? Those cases b-e are something special while a is everything else.

So it would not be per month per se... Anyone feel free to correct if I'm talking silly here...

EDIT: Just visited PUCCM website, so for a career of for example 201 credit points, it would be roughly 25 points per semester, which would make it around 67k pesos per semester and you would just divide that with the months in one semester to get the approx monthly cost...
PUMMC is MUCH more expensive than UASD.
 
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PUMMC is MUCH more expensive than UASD.
The catholic university Maria Madre is an elite undergrad university in the eyes of the 5% that can afford the tuition. They have reciprocal graduate programs with some top US universities like the Kellogg School of Management. The UASD is almost free, save for some minor fees and materials. It is for the lower income earners and the poor. I don't even know why it would be referenced along with Madre Maria unless the point was to demonstrate opposite ends of the spectrum

Edit Madre y Maestra not Maria, but invoking the same
 

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Then that would be suitable for the kids I am trying to help. But do you get a real, usable degree at the end?
Of course Stock. It's like everything else, if they put in the work, they can reap the rewards. I don't think they'll end up with VP spots in Leon Jimenes, but it's better than nothing. Accounting, industrial Engineering, IT Project Management, Law, all good hedges.
 
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Is PUMMC proportionally better then?
Builder has the acronym wrong (PUCMM). And it's name recognition. They will, for the most part have better, more experienced professorship and of course the facilities and equipment will be higher end. One is free, the other is private. Come on Stock, you must understand the game, you're a smart guy! You know what doors can be opened for you if you come out of Cambridge or Oxford, even with a 2.5 GPA
 
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Then that would be suitable for the kids I am trying to help. But do you get a real, usable degree at the end?

If you're referring to UASD by "that would be suitable", I could comment on what my wife has commented about the place more than a decade ago, but I'd rather not do that. I would however comment, that someone we (or rather my wife) hardly speaks with in her very extended family got a decree as a school teacher from there, and indeed this person has been since then working as a teacher, but keep in mind the salary in question, in a public school... So, anyone feel free to draw their own conclusions from that...

Is PUMMC proportionally better then?

As far as I've understood, UASD is in the low end, then UTESA and then PUCMM... Along goes the fee structure exponentially increasing...
 
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If you're referring to UASD by "that would be suitable", I could comment on what my wife has commented about the place more than a decade ago, but I'd rather not do that. I would however comment, that someone we (or rather my wife) hardly speaks with in her very extended family got a decree as a school teacher from there, and indeed this person has been since then working as a teacher, but keep in mind the salary in question, in a public school... So, anyone feel free to draw their own conclusions from that...



As far as I've understood, UASD is in the low end, then UTESA and then PUCMM... Along goes the fee structure exponentially increasing...
Wow, we sure left out a lot here:
INTEC
UNIBE
U SD OyM (owned by Abinader)
Autonomous SD
Here's a handy reference according to a 2023 Ranking
"All 25 Universities in Santo Domingo | Rankings & Reviews 2024" https://www.universityguru.com/universities-santo-domingo