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03/21/2008 MW 12:00 Cost of Higher Learning Education Can Be A Tough Lesson For Students Neil Hytowitz thought he had a pretty good idea of what he was getting into as a senior at Meadow Creek High School back in 2002 looking into potential universities to attend; the demanding class workload, fraternity parties, dorm life, having to do his own laundry for the first time in his life. One thing he never planned on however was inheriting a substantial financial debt after graduation. Attending a private, out-of-state, four-year college cost him about $5150 a semester in tuition alone, not even including room and board, meal plans, textbooks, and any other necessary expenses as a student. Hytowitz, a University of Evansville alumnus (located in Indiana, about two hours drive south of St. Louis) with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, is, unfortunately, not alone. According to the newest annual report by College Board (a non-profit coalition of
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