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Before developing potential solutions to the problem of college affordability, it is essential to understand the basic tenets of college finance and how key concepts fit into the big picture of making educational opportunity affordable.
Before developing potential solutions to the problem of college affordability, it is essential to understand the basic tenets of college finance and how key concepts fit into the big picture of making educational opportunity affordable. Although the concepts may not appear complicated, misconceptions about how institutions receive funding and what they do with it commonly lead to misunderstandings about the feasibility of various approaches to solving their financial problems.
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
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2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
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