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This is a great article on the impact to families from cuts to college financial aid:

Across the country, proud parents are watching their children, mortarboards firmly attached to their heads, stride onto a stage to collect their college diplomas.

Graduation is the reward ? finally ? for an investment that can cost an average of anywhere from $36,000 to $144,000 and leave the student and their families struggling with debt that could take decades to pay down. That?s especially true if the newly minted graduate has a tough time finding work or ends up in a poorly paid but still useful field, such as teaching or social work.

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