The High Cost of Private Unversities

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All Things Considered, May 25, 2005 · The Viklund family of Washington state had no idea what it was getting into when daughter Zoe applied to several elite private colleges. Like many middle-class students, Zoe found that her family had too much money to qualify for grants and scholarships, but not enough to pay her way. From the Series: Paying for College

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