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

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Subject: [Leica] Harvard tuition
From: bd at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Wed Aug 30 18:09:31 2006

It's more than a big bite - and it's really tough...
BTW - the $40K's been raised to $60K....

On 8/30/06 9:07 PM, "Don Dory" <> wrote:

> 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.
> Don
> 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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