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Florida Matters: The Cost of College


High school seniors are starting to get their final acceptance letters - hopefully - from the colleges of their choice. While they celebrate, parents are trying to figure out how to pay for it all.

This week on Florida Matters we're talking about the high cost of college and exploring some options for families in need of assistance.

Our guests include:

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Dameion Lovett: Campus Director of University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services at the University of South Florida

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Lynn Hatter: News Director at WFSU, education reporter for Florida Public Radio

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Cathy Carter: WUSF education reporter

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