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    And they paid me to go to graduate school. (Do they still do that?)
    Yes, they do---it is still customary for PhD students, and master's students on TA lines, to receive a tuition waiver and stipend.

    Apparently, though, there is an increasing trend of people who don't understand the system, applying for PhD programs, not getting in (admitted but without funding), and going anyway, paying out of pocket through a loan.  These people react in unpredictable ways when you mention that it is customary to get a waiver and stipend.

    Taking jokes seriously is the exact mirror activity of laughing if someone says they have cancer. --jbou

    by Caj on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 07:21:27 AM PDT

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