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Check facts

Letter to the Editor | Sunday, February 3, 2008

Facts can be a dangerous thing especially when they are wrong. The Observer quoted Joe Russo, director of student financial strategies, as stating that while financial aid to students has increased 13 percent over the past 18 years, tuition has only increased by “about five to six percent.” Simply stated, this is not accurate. According to the Notre Dame Magazine (available online) tuition costs were $8,626 in 1987. Tuition costs for the 2007-08 year are $35,190. This is more than a 400 percent increase over the past 20 years, not even close to the five or six percent stated.

Jon Kennedyjunioroff campusFeb. 1