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Blog: Making College More Affordable

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March 29, 2005

Making College More Affordable

New figures released over the last few days show why it is more important than ever to make college more affordable for families here in Illinois.

First, the Census Bureau has determined that a college graduate on average made more than $51,000, compared with $28,000 for someone with only a high-school diploma or an equivalent degree. The figures come from the Census Bureau's annual look at educational achievement in America.

But as the importance of a college degree increases, so too does the cost to students.

To read more, click: College Graduates See Their Debt Burden Increase

And here is a news story about my proposal to help students by increasing the amount they can get through a Pell Grant.

Posted at 11:09 AM


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