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College Scholarships: Weighing Merit and Need

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College Scholarships: Weighing Merit and Need

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College Scholarships: Weighing Merit and Need

College Scholarships: Weighing Merit and Need

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Merit-based scholarships at the nation's colleges and universities have tripled in recent years. And some charge that students who need financial assistance are losing out. We examine the debate over merit scholarships.

Guests:

Kenneth Redd, director of research, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Robert Massa, vice president for enrollment, Dickinson College

Nancy McDuff, director of admissions, the University of Georgia

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