US universities are putting billions into merit aid, much of which goes to the children of well-to-do parents.
Well, they are studying less and taking longer to graduate, but that doesn't mean they're lazy.
Look at the statistics; its harder than ever for grads to get into the working world.
That financial aid letter from your school of choice isn't the end. Keep looking.
Many students go into debt for college, even though philanthropists and organizations are willing to give away billions every year.
Getting good grades, scoring high on achievement tests, and making a name for yourself can't wait if you want to stand out from the crowd of applicants.
More high school students are considering the economy when looking at colleges, and Congress is mandating better disclosure of the costs.
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