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Economic concerns affect college choices, report says

More students rely on grants, loans

WASHINGTON — College costs are driving decisions about which schools to attend, what to study, and even where to live, according to a report from loan giant Sallie Mae.

Parents no longer foot the largest portion of the bill, according to the lender’s annual survey. That role goes to grants and scholarships, with student loans coming in third.

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