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Negotiating The College Funding Labyrinth

Paying for college is kind of like solving a mystery. What do four years of college really cost? Are your loans government or private? And when you graduate, how much will you really owe? Many students and parents don't have a clue.
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Can A Computer Grade Essays As Well As A Human? Maybe Even Better, Study Says

A new study has determined that some automated essay graders can do as good a job as humans, but education columnist Michael Winerip says there weaknesses to the automated systems.
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Student Loan Debt Exceeds One Trillion Dollars

President Obama wants Congress to extend the 2007 College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which would freeze interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans for one year. Melissa Block speaks with Mark Kantrowitz, a student loan expert and publisher of FinAid.org for a primer on student loans and repayments.
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Obama Takes Multistate Trip To Woo College Voters

President Obama kicked off a three university tour on Tuesday at UNC-Chapel Hill. Student debt now surpasses credit card debt in the U.S., and Obama is pressing Congress to pass an act that would keep interest rates on those loans from doubling this summer. Robert Siegel talks to Scott Horsley.

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