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Education Was Not Expensive

In 1886 Mr. Ferris advertised his fees for attending Ferris Industrial School in a newspaper he termed Useful Education.

Tuition (payable in advance) was:
Common English One term, 12 weeks $8.00
For less than one term, per week $.75
Industrial Science and Mathematics One term, 12 weeks $10.00
For less than one term, per week $1.00
Business One term, 12 weeks $25.00
Two terms $35.00
Three terms $50.00
For less than one term, per week $1.50
Shorthand One term, 12 weeks $15.00
For less than one term, per week $1.50
Typewriting For four weeks $3.00
For less than four weeks, per week $1.00

 For a single subject in any one of the regular courses the Principal determined the rate at the time of the student's admission.

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