Va. Family Faces Hurdles In Choosing A College Catherine Johnson, a senior at Fairfax High School in Northern Virginia, and her mother had to make a difficult decision between Catherine's dream school — Hampton University — and a university half as expensive and just down the street — Old Dominion. "It wasn't the Cosby family," Catherine says of her deliberations with her mom.
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Va. Family Faces Hurdles In Choosing A College

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Va. Family Faces Hurdles In Choosing A College

Va. Family Faces Hurdles In Choosing A College

Va. Family Faces Hurdles In Choosing A College

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In January, Catherine Johnson, a senior at Fairfax High School in Northern Virginia, was trying to decide between her dream school — Hampton University — and a university half as expensive and just down the street — Old Dominion.

Rebecca Roberts catches up with Catherine and her mother, Pearl Johnson, about which path she decided to take, and how the daughter and mother talked through the decision.

"It wasn't the Cosby family," Catherine says.

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