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Neil Swidey

Swidey is a Globe Magazine staff writer who writes in-depth stories on a variety of subjects. His work has been featured in “The Best American Science Writing,” “The Best American Crime Writing,” and “The Best American Political Writing.” He is author of “Trapped Under the Sea” and “The Assist,” and a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.”

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Globe Magazine

The college debt crisis is even worse than you think

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We tell students they need a bachelor’s degree to get ahead. But for too many, the numbers no longer add up.

Understanding your college financial aid award letter

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A sample letter, drawn from actual award letters, to help you decipher what’s included and what’s not.

Globe Magazine

8 tips for choosing a college

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A few suggestions to help you find the right fit academically and financially.

Spring Travel | Globe Magazine

Rival cities Hong Kong and Shanghai offer travelers a glimpse of the future

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Modeled on Hong Kong’s success, Shanghai is emerging as China’s top portal to the West. Tour both now to deepen your world view.