College Game Plan

Families still bet on college, despite rising cost

Key Points
  • Seven in 10 seniors graduate with debt, owing about $29,650 per borrower.
  • Still, 90 percent of parents and students say college is worth the investment, according to Sallie Mae.
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A college education is now the second-largest expense an individual is likely to make in a lifetime — right after purchasing a home.

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