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State college for me '77 through '81 was $25 per credit; typical 16 credit/semester schedule was $400. I still can't believe how cheap it was. I graduated with zero debt, and can't even fathom kids coming out of school these days with 6 figure student loans. Seems like they'll never pay the loan off.

I can't help but wonder if that isn't the idea. With all the programs out there to stretch the payments out almost as long as a mortgage, you could easily find yourself paying for an education even after your children are old enough to go to college.

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