Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/08/30

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Subject: [Leica] Harvard tuition
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Wed Aug 30 18:07:22 2006
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One of my friends is on the board at Harvard.  He is very proud that anybody
accepted at Harvard with a family income of 40K or less gets a free ride(you
do have some campus job) but I don't think loans are part of the equation.
But then the older schools have a pretty fabulous endowments with Harvard
leading the pack so money isn't the issue these days.  Selecting students
that will make a class is a tough act when you have 35000 applicants for
1200 slots and 18000 should do fine at your school.

I'm not eating dogfood, but paying tuition is a really big bite at a top
league school if you don't want loans.


On 8/30/06, Craig Roberts <> wrote:
> I was accepted for admission to Harvard in 1964 but was unable to attend
> for financial reasons.  Even with a miniscule scholarship (scaled,
> apparently, to my academic achievements) tuition was still -- if I
> recall -- an astronomical $3,500 per semester (though I may have that
> figure entirely wrong).  For my middle-class parents, this was beyond
> all means or reason and the upper limit of my ability to support myself,
> as I soon learned, was about $1.65 an hour.  Besides the inordinate
> expense, Mom and Dad argued, they were not keen for me to be
> "brainwashed by the Commie teachers" in Cambridge.
> So, I matriculated (among other things) at the $200-a-semester
> University of Missouri where I became a Commie journalist (and was
> issued a nifty Rolleiflex MX-EVS for a semester).
> Craig
> Washington, DC
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