Jeez, anything to cut down on costs and havoc to the liver. The Realities of â€˜College Educationâ€™ If I had to do it over, I'd definitely have spent a lot less time at so-called higher education. Left-wing or nihilistic professors; frivolous, ignorant, party-animal students. My children will go where it's cheapest to garner that piece of paper, hopefully living at home and commuting. And I'll expect them to work at least 20 hours a week. That's if I have to pay for it. But I'm certainly not going to re-mortgage the house like some people I know.