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The promise of public

Off the Beat

UC Berkeley opens its doors to about 5,000 of the most promising Californian students each year. It is a breathtaking engine of mobility.
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Mo’ money, mo’ problems

Your Mom Goes To College

I had been billed a hefty $1,400 by Financial Aid. The charge read “Federal Pell Grant.” That was it. No explanation. Nothing.
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Without state funding, UC left with no good options

The UC system is in a financial quandary. For years, the state’s per-student funding has fallen. That’s forced the university to pick its choice of three unique pills, each saddled with its share of negative side effects: slash the budget, raise tuition or find money elsewhere. The university has avoided
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Paying Their Way

For some students, an increase in tuition or fees means leaning more on their parents for funds. For others, paying their way through college is an entirely different game.

For some students, an increase in tuition or fees means leaning more on their parents for funds. For others, paying their way through college is an entirely different game.
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