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Preface and Methodology
 
Executive Summary
 
I. The Importance of Higher Education
 
II. Concerns about Price, Confidence about Accessiblity
 
III. The Role of Government
 
IV. Other Ways to Keep College Affordable
 
Probing Behind the Findings
 
Endnotes
 
About the Author
 
About Public Agenda
 
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Public Agenda


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