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March 25, 2013

Making Sense of College Aid

Ruth Simon & Rob Barry:

Cole Schenewerk has a tough choice ahead of him.

The high-school senior from El Cajon, Calif., already has gotten an acceptance packet from Southern Methodist University and a preliminary scholarship offer from an Ivy League college. And he is still waiting to hear from seven other schools, which he expects will dangle a variety of financial-aid offers.

"Definitely, finances are a big deal," says Mr. Schenewerk, a coin collector who plans to work part-time in college while studying business. "A lot of these schools have really high sticker prices. If I don't get the scholarships I need, I won't be able to go there."

Posted by Jim Zellmer at March 25, 2013 1:05 AM
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