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  •  When I attended Humboldt State University (8+ / 0-)

    before Reagan and Deukmajian screwed everything up, there was no tuition charged for the State Colleges/Universities or for the University system (UCLA, UC Berkeley, etc.) The only costs were "class" fees (cost of each unit), registration fees, ID fees, dorm fees, etc.

    The fees weren't that bad looking back at them from this year, but I ended up graduating in three years instead of four because I didn't want to get into any more debt. I graduated owing around $3,200 (in 1979).

    The richie-riches decided that they didn't want to subsidize education anymore, so tuition was imposed. Considering the number of complaints/riots that have occurred recently, it is probably a fairly high number.

    Of course, the other fees charged have probably also risen!

    I reject your reality and substitute my own - Adam Savage

    by woolibaar on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 08:05:41 AM PDT

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