Surprisingly, spending $5,000 on a class/trip in New York lowers your cash and net worth! [sarcasm] But seriously, $1,000 per credit hour is expensive tuition for anyone. I am only two quarters from graduation! That means I also have two quarters left to pay for. About half of my tuition goes to student loans, I pay for the rest.
Just remember, your net worth is your personal balance sheet. Your “net worth” is your equity in your own personal finances. Here is this month's update, which included one class paid for out of pocket.