The Price Of College

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A college degree can cost as much as a decent single family house and more often than not, it's the parents who foot most of the bill, yet, a new study shows many families don't consider the price tag when choosing a school or whether that degree will help pay it off later. So we ask: How should we pay for college?


Tom Joyce, senior vice president of corporate communications for Sallie Mae

Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed



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