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Editorial: Much College Aid Goes To The Affluent

The published cost to attend a Texas public university exceeds $20,000 a year for in-state students. Aid programs exist to help students from less-affluent backgrounds trim thousands from the cost, but it takes savvy to ferret them out.

A good tool is Tuitiontracker.org, which helps get parents and students the information they need to make decisions they can afford.

Higher education shouldn’t be just for the privileged. It must be affordable and available to those who would benefit the most.