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Fighting to hold the line on college costs

The cost of college has continued to increase in recent years, but Gov. Chris Christie believes things will soon improve.

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Picking up the college tab

Fewer parents are willing to help their children pay for college, according to an annual survey from Discover Student Loans.

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Can College Be Cheaper in NJ? [AUDIO]

After Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have formed a study group of experts to look for ways to make college more affordable, Sen. President Steve Sweeney reintroduced the bill and the full Senate approved the measure Monday.

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Rutgers campus, College Avenue (Townsquare Media)
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Making it Easier to Shop NJ College Choices [AUDIO]

Proposed state legislation would provide students and parents with a shopper's guide to college costs, available aid and determining how much debt will be left to pay after a degree is acquired.

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Rutgers campus, College Avenue
Rutgers campus, College Avenue (Townsquare Media)
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Curbing College Costs in NJ [AUDIO]

A Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that will allow a panel to be created for the purpose of studying college affordability.

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College Kids Face Financial Obstacles [AUDIO]

A few months into their first year at college, a number of freshmen are learning they weren't properly prepared to take on the financial responsibility that comes with independence.

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Cruising the back roads on the way to this afternoon's NJ101.5 show! (Craig Allen photo)
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College Commuting: The Pros and Cons [AUDIO]

Living on campus has become an unrealistic option for many college students across the nation as the economy continues its slow crawl out of the recession.

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Too Few Use Loan Forgiveness, Says Consumer Bureau

The government's consumer advocate says more than 33 million workers qualify to have their student loans forgiven because they work at schools and hospitals, in military and police uniforms. But the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the system is overly complicated and often confusing.

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A New Way to Pay For College Education in NJ? [POLL/AUDIO]

Legislation set to be introduced soon would eliminate tuition and fees at New Jersey colleges, and instead allow students to payback their school with a portion of their salary after graduating.  

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Student Loan Rates Double After Congress Fails To Agree On Legislation
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Senate Fails to Keep Student Loan Rates Low

Senate Democrats on Wednesday failed to restore lower interest rates on student loans, again coming up short and perhaps signaling that undergraduates might really face rates twice as high as the ones they enjoyed last year.

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