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  •  1988, UC Berkeley, $1600/yr undergrad tuition (0+ / 0-)

    Now granted that was just tuition, not books or room and board or supplies or any of that other crap. But looking back it was so cheap I can hardly believe it was in this lifetime. By the time I left in 1994 it had more than doubled to $4000/yr for tuition, but still an incredible bargain. My parents had set aside about $30K or so, which turned out to be enough money to get me through junior year; at that point I'd been working part-time for years paying my own room and board and was making enough money to pay my own tuition for the senior year. I get so sad when I hear how expensive it is now. I can't help feel that I (and millions of other Californians) were given an incredible educational gift that's been withdrawn for the present kids.

    The goal is not to bring your adversaries to their knees but to their senses. -- Mahatma Gandhi

    by tmo on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 08:49:06 PM PDT

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