Asia Duncan, 30, is formerly a seller for a jewelry maker. Now, she's attending Pasadena City College and is working to be a doctor. Maya Sugarman for NPR hide caption

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Shaken By Economic Change, 'Non-Traditional' Students Are Becoming The New Normal

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The college financial aid system is both meager and unwieldy, says author Sara Goldrick-Rab. "Our first really big takeaway was that if the goal is to get people money, financial aid doesn't do a great job. There's 50 steps between you and the money you need." Maria Fabrizio for NPR hide caption

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College Graduates Weigh In On The Value Of Higher Education

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Why High School Students Need More Than College Prep

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A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

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Shane Satterfield, a roofer who owes more than $30,000 in debt for an associate's degree in computer science from one of the country's largest for-profit college companies that failed in 2014, holds his diploma in Atlanta. "I graduated in April at the top of my class, with honors," says Satterfield. "And I can't get a job paying over $8.50 an hour." David Goldman/AP hide caption

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A Path 'To Debt Relief' For Defrauded Corinthian Students

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Evan Bonham is a senior majoring in recorded music at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Alex Welsh for NPR hide caption

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The Perks Of A Private College (Hint: It's Not The Cost)

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Nancy Chen chose to go to community college at Montgomery College. On Monday nights, she works for the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Time Versus Debt: Why These Students Chose Community College

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The Quintessential College Experience, Without The Big Bills

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