Cost of SA education

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  1. dpt135

    dpt135 Member

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    In some of the threads, I have read that a SA education can be worth around $400,00. In the literature sent from USMMA they estimate the value there at about $185,00, Why the big difference?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    It all depends on what you count and how you count it. There is the classroom education, room and board, summer training, etc. Valuation is subjective.
     
  3. osdad

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    The "value" (as it was explained to me) is the cost to run the academy divided by the number of mids/cadets/etc. So included in the cost to run NA/MA/AFA might include many things that the MMA does not do, or does at a very much lower level. But one example; I undertand that NA will be busing X thousand Mids up to NJ this saturday for the game against Notre Dame. That is a cost that the MMA does not incur. Also and more to the point, if a Mid flys to Crete to meet his ship for summer cruise that expense might be added to the cost of running the NA.
     

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