The Strain to Pay for College

With a 3.3 grade point average and a 1700 SAT score, Danielle Price has done better than many of her classmates. Getting into college won’t be a problem. Paying for it will.

"When I originally started to plan out the schools I wanted to go to, I didn’t take into account money," she said. "Until the economy got bad, and then I started to look at what I could handle and what my family could handle."

She has ruled out Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore as well as Emory University in Atlanta. Too expensive. She is still holding out hope for Auburn University, a state school in Alabama, if she can get a scholarship. But she is also now looking inside her home state of Virginia. The University of Virginia and Norfolk State University are good, cheaper options, she said. Read full story. (Washinton Post)

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