Some hidden costs of a traditional "free" campus tour
In most cases, Nylie does charge a fee for LiveCampusTours. Andy yes, granted, traditional college tours are usually free of charge - but they do come with a price.
Here are some overlooked expenses of on-campus touring -- each of which costs more than a single Nylie tour:
A ride-share from Bradley Aiport to (sorta) nearby UMass-Amherst
Two checked bags on United (actual seat sold separately)
Sandwiches with mom and dad at the airport
Prefer the bus? Round-trip from Chicago to Madison (the below is just one way!)
Driving? Be careful where you park
How about some swag at the campus bookstore?
So our tours aren't free (unless you qualify for a need-based "tourship"). But it's important to note that you're actually paying a pretty big sum to tour on-campus...