Newsviews: Paying for college

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- We've heard a lot of talk during the presidential campaign about the cost of college and how to pay for it.

But for many families, it's not just an election year discussion, it's something they're actually dealing with and trying to figure out right now.

So before the new school year begins, we're talking about paying for college, an important change parents need to be aware of when applying for financial aid and how much debt is too much.

Mark Kantrowitz is the publisher and vice president of strategy for Cappex, a website for students to search for colleges and scholarships. For more information, visit

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