Would You Return Your Degree for a Refund?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Rich Douglas, Jan 25, 2005.


Would you return your highest degree for a refund (in 2005 dollars)?

  1. Yes, I would take the money.

    9 vote(s)
  2. No, I'd rather have the degree.

    55 vote(s)
  1. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    It wouldn't help know if that post was really him. Now, if he confirmed it on HIS board, we'd know. I can't imagine a normal person would embrace such a thing, though.
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I didn't say or imply it wasn't worth the cost. Considering the utility of my own Ph.D. over the years, it was certainly worth the cost.

    Answering "Yes," to the question is simply a matter of using the refund for an RA degree versus an unaccredited one.
  3. OnMyWay

    OnMyWay Grand Duchess

    This is an interesting poll that I would like to bump.
  4. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Most certainly not! Why would I give up a degree that I worked hard for?
  5. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    lol, lots of fun polls today!
  6. jek2839

    jek2839 New Member

    No way,:eek:

    I should have completed my education years earlier.
  7. sentinel

    sentinel New Member

    I say that is a novel way to earn a degree. :D
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 15, 2009
  8. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    Would we have to return what we learned too?

    My MA in Humanities from CSUDH-HUX was done for personal interest, not because I suddenly needed an MA for occupational reasons in middle age. Truth be told, I've very rarely had any occasion to tell anyone that I earned it. Doing it took place in the context of my own self-directed reading, so the masters wasn't nearly as life-changing as my BA and it's harder to point to how it unambiguously changed my thinking. It did help me widen my perspective I guess, expanding cultural contexts, and I find that a great deal of my reading these days is in the broader history of ideas. The degree only cost me $4,200 and I consider it money well-spent.

    But seeing as how I don't really use the degree occupationally or socially, and assuming that I would retain the experience, then I might conceivably consider selling the diploma back for maybe $8,000 or whatever a HUX degree costs these days. Probably not, though. I still might find a use for a masters degree in some adult education or local museum function or something, and I don't really need the money that bad.
  9. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    It's an old tradition in the SEC football conference schools.

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