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The idea for creating charts that would fit the bill for "prospective student brochures" at CMU sprung out of the fact that this weekend was Sleeping Bag Weekend. Several students from my high school had come to visit, and while I was showing them around campus, they all expressed concern about the financial burden of attending this university (which I'm sure almost all of us can relate to). This made me wonder about how the CMU admissions office presented the options for and statistics of financial aid, which led me to create these FOX News-esque versions of what might actually show up on a brochure for CMU. The immediate goal is, of course, to convince prospective students that CMU is a totally affordable option among private universities. Indirectly, however, I attempt to poke fun at all school admissions and their often silly attempts to convince prospective students that their school is perfect in every way. 

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