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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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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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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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Many middle class college students failing to earn a degree on the first try

We hear a lot about lower-income students failing to earn a college degree, but the same can be said for students from middle class families.

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March Money?

 
First of all, there’s not that many good college players. Less than one percent are going to play in the NBA. What about the other 99 percent that are getting a free education? Think about it ~ Charles Barkley

 
So the NCAA basketball tournament is underway and so is the discussion of "March Money". Millions

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Free Community College?

Put simply, what I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everyone who’s willing to work for it

 
The President made the announcement this week. According to the Oba

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Do You Still Have Dreams About School?

Yesterday, I stopped by Toms River High School East to chat with the TV-21 folks about the broadcast for this weekend's Halloween parade. As I was leaving, I had a familiar feeling wash over me as the classes just changed.

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