College Students Are Bearing More of the Tuition Burden

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Every year the private education lender Sallie Mae sets out to understand how families pay for college. This year’s report brought some bleak news, showing how financially stressed parents are shifting more of the education burden to students. Two years ago parents paid for 47 percent of college costs from income, savings, and borrowing; their share is now down to 37 percent.

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