I’ve discussed how, in the 1960s, it was possible for someone working in the summer at a relatively low-wage job could work his or her way through college. Well, if you don’t believe the Mad Biologist, how about a Nobel Prize recipient? Biologist Randy Schekman:
He also said he was able to work his way through university despite coming from a middle class family and being one of five children.
“I could work a summer job and pay for the entire school year,” Schekman said, recalling that his tuition in 1966 was $40 a term and room and board cost $400.
“Unfortunately as you know this is no longer true. Tuition fees have escalated dramatically.”