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    College life in the Boston area

    This is the time of year when high school seniors need to make their decisions about which college they will attend in the fall. Students and parents are making tough decisions about what is more important, graduating from that well-regarded private school, or going to a state school. Will there be a job after graduation to pay back those loans? In 1921, tuition at MIT was $300. That might pay for a few textbooks these days. — Thea Breite and Lisa Tuite