So how much is an SIUC student worth? Monday President Poshard said about $17,000 per year. The same day, you've got the VP for Financial and Administrative Affairs saying about $7500:
The university’s fiscal year 2009 third-quarter budget report revealed a 399-student drop in the spring 2009. The shortfall could account for nearly $3 million worth of lost revenue, Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs Corey Bradford said.
No wonder the university is having financial difficulties if they can't even figure out how much each student brings in.