Anything valuable enough to transform your life will come with a price tag that cannot be covered by mere pocket change. If the amount of currency required to cover the cost does not remain a persistent memory then your respect for that purchase will be diminished.
What some people don’t realize is that the price to be paid may be like a restaurant meal: you don’t know the total cost until you are done. Sometimes you do not see the full and total bill until you finish school–and then you realize what it really cost you.
I have had the pleasure of meeting many students who know the true cost of their education, but I still meet those who have no clue. If you do not place a high enogh value on education, then you will never be willing to pay the price for it: both in tuition and work ethic.