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Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina

A new plan to lower tuition has led to a 60 percent jump in the number of students who have reenrolled at one university.
Source: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

The college-affordability crisis can at times feel like a problem with a million responses but no clear solution. Students often graduate with thousands of dollars in debt, or, even worse, they drop out of college and are still left with debt to pay off.

As the student-debt bubble continues to grow—it is now estimated at —policy makers are poking around for that solution. One that has been proffered is whether that’s tuition- or debt-free. But an alternate solution has taken hold

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