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Re: [vox] School Choices

Unless California financial aid rules have changed since pre 1995, you 
may qualify for CalGrant, if you are over age 24, that is. I qualified 
for the CalGrant because I went to school late (instead of right out 
college). It's nice--it pays your tuition. That's a good thing. :)

Brian Lavender wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 05:20:44PM -0800, Joel Baumert wrote:
>>I have a degree bias...
>>If you are interested in hardcore programming, I
>>think you should look at the four (usually five)
>>year degree.  It is worth the time because it
>>will expand your options and give you a chance to
>>work on more interesting projects.  Many 
>>companies will not even consider your resume for
>>a programming job without seeing a four year 
>>degree from a "real" college.
> State and UC systems are both excellent bargains. When I was in college,
> the state was spending somewhere around $9,000 per student, and tuition
> was $1000 a year. Plus, we had a whole lab of HP 9000's. I have to admit,
> I made it through college without buying a computer, and I was proud of
> it. Of course, that was 9 years ago.

R. Douglas Barbieri

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