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College textbook costs continue to soar

Here's a lesson every college student learns before they even enter their first class: Textbooks are expensive.

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‘Gap year’ gaining popularity for NJ high school grads

It's a growing trend in New Jersey and across the country: high school graduates taking a "gap year" to do all sorts of things before they start college.

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Inspiring encouragement for millennials – Listen

If you're a twenty-something frustrated by the price of education, or by the idea that you have to attend college to be successful, here's some encouragement. 

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More than a third of US college students transferred, says study

More than a third of college students who started in 2008 transferred to another school, according to a new national study, challenging ideas about the typical college trajectory and stoking a debate about how schools should help transfer students.

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College education affordability pushed by Washington

As the cost of higher-education soars, a New Jersey congresswoman is helping spearhead the effort to pass a measure designed to produce a debt-free college education.

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NJ college affordability panel gets to work

The New Jersey College Affordability Commission is not expected to report its recommendations to Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature until September of 2016, but the panel took testimony Wednesday at the Statehouse and received a variety of ideas to consider in an effort to lower the cost of a college education in New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at an event at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Christie plans to unveil college affordability plan

Gov. Chris Christie says he plans to announce in the near future a detailed proposal for making college more affordable and to ensure that institutions of higher education are matching students' skills to the needs of employers.

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Colleges move to expand services for immigrant students

Miguel Davila had reasons to be skeptical when the University of California, Davis dedicated a bright, clearly marked space on campus for students who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

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Mental health concerns are increasing among college students

Mental health issues are on the rise among college students, the numbers suggest, and parents and high schools are being encouraged to play a bigger role in dissolving the problem.

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Colleges, universities opening their own food pantries

Faced with the after effects of the economic downturn, along with the rising cost of tuition, more college students are going hungry.

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