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By Dallas Smith
Sentinel reporter and college freshman 

College costs mean students pay now and pay later

Guest Commentary


“You can do anything you want to if you go to college.” That’s a common enough saying, and for those who are going off to college, it really isn’t that simple. One has to take care of their general education classes, choose a major, and figure out how to pay for the whole thing. Usually the biggest challenge is paying for one’s higher education. There’s the tuition, of course, but then there’s also text books, transportation, various fees, loan fees, and the kicker: room and board. Room and board generally costs more than the tuition. While tuition for resident students at a public university is approximately $6,000 to $7,000, the cost for room and board is usually between $...

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