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The Perks of a Private College (Hint: It’s Not The Cost)

This week, we’re meeting students and families that made different decisions about college. Some chose the big state school while others went with the most popular option: community college. NPR ED Time Versus Debt: Why These Students Chose Community College Arbacher is among the minority: Around 20 percent chose a private, and more expensive, college education. In her case, the financial burden fell to her widowed mother, Judith. But in other families, loans make an expensive school possible.