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College affordability is a key issue now on the front burner at both the federal and state levels. In August, President Obama announced plans to rein in college costs using federal student aid availability as a lever. Meanwhile, legislators in Trenton have introduced bills to implement, or at least study, novel approaches to funding higher education.
In a nutshell, here are some things we know for sure about citizens views’ of higher education:
* It is highly valued as a vehicle for individual success and as crucial to economic competiveness; and