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The cost of college is unrealistic


In This Modern World's Aug. 2 installment, Goofball thinks, "College should be free." Galahad thinks, "This is extremely unrealistic."

Here is a statement from my 1961 UCLA admissions form: "Tuition in the academic colleges is free to every student who has been a legal resident of the state of California for a period of one year ... ." Out-of-state students had to pay a whopping $250.

The cost of college has gotten out of hand and needs to be controlled. We need as many well-educated students as possible to compete globally and keep our country great. Our kids deserve it, and our country needs it.

Rick Tibben


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