She can afford OSU but … “It’s scary. I mean, like, I can’ even afford milk and bread.” Hey … just blame it on Bush. Oh wait … they have.
For the record, tuition for full-time, Ohio residents attending Ohio State for the 2006-2007 academic year is $8,433 (wikipedia) and for the record a half gallon of milk at my Stop and Shop was about $2.50 and a loaf of bread about $1.30. Just wanted you to know.
As for fear of getting a job getting out of college. I graduated from Boston University in 1976, coming out of one recession and staring down the barrel of an oncoming recession. Most college students fear graduation.