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 - Larger College Bills Face County Families The...
Larger College Bills Face County Families The unhappy news, for Robertson County parents who have sons or daughters heading for college this fall, is that their bills will be higher than they expected. Colleges in all parts of the country have boosted their rates, citing their own increased costs for faculty salaries, fuel, supplies and maintenance. The new rates, according to figures obtained from 2,200 colleges and universities, will add considerably to the already high cost of such education. For residential students at four-year private institutions, the average increase is S346.00 and. for those at public colleges, about S158.00. Based upon the number of local students enrolled and the new rate schedules. Robertson County parents will be bearing an estimated SI.385.000 load for the coming academic year. This outlay will cover tuition. fees, room and board, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenditures. The biggest item, in private colleges, is tuition and fees, averaging S2.080, followed by room and board. SI.207. At public colleges, room and board is nearly as much, 51,116, but tuition and fees are much less, $541.00 on average. The cost figures are from the College Entrance Examination Board, that made a comprehensive survey of institutions of higher learning throughout the United States. Its finding is that the rates vary widely. At Harvard and Princeton, for example, they amount to more than $5,700. At the other end of the spectrum are Georgia Tech, $2,350, and the University of Kansas, $2,540. The high costs have imposed an impossible burden on many families. As a result, there has been a decline in enrollments this year. Some colleges, confronted with empty seats this fall, are aggressively recruiting new students in order to meet their expenses and maintain their faculty. Robertson County's college contingent this year will number 430, it is estimated. The overall costs for them. $1,385,000, is based upon half of them going to private colleges and half to public ones. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Collier and children, Barbie and Will, O f Houston visited at the weekend in Hearne with his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ballard and sons, Matt and John en route to their home after vacationing through the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Leslie were in Houston on Monday attending to business and enjoying it also as a pleasure trip. Recent guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Marline and Michael were their daughters and sisters, Mrs. Mitchel Jager and Karen of Waco and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Schlieker and children, Keith, Michael and Lisa, of Bryan. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Degelia were in Lubbock Friday to return their daughter, Miss Linda Degelia, home after attending band camp with other Hearne High School students for the past two weeks. LEGAL NOTICE The Cameron Independent School District is accepting sealed bids for the sale of the Maysfield School Property. The property includes the school building and a teacherage located on 6^4 acres of land at Maysfield, Texas. Cameron ISO will retain all mineral rights on the property and reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Sealed bids will be opened at the regular session of the Board of Trustees at 8:00 P. M. on August 12, 1974. Interested bidders should mail bids with the envelope clearly marked as "Maysfield Bid" to Board President Calvin Cobb, 504 E. 10th St., Cameron, Texas 7652C. 25-2ln

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  1. The Hearne Democrat,
  2. 01 Aug 1974, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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