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Paying for College

How much does college cost today?

University of California at Berkeley (in-state)
School Year Tuition Room & board Total Change
2007-2008 $7,656 $13,170 $20,826 5.6%
2007-2008 $6,654 $12,555 $19,719 5.9%
2006-2007 $6,654 $11,970 $18,624
Stanford University
School Year Tuition Room & board Total Change
2008-2009 $36,030 $11,182 $47,212 3.5%
2007-2008 $34,800 $10,808 $45,608 5.3%
2006-2007 $32,964 $10,367 $43,331

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