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Author(s):King, T., and Bannon, E
Title:At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
Organization:U.S. PIRG
Short Description:Findings from this report indicate that nearly half of all full-time students are working enough to hurt their academic achievement.
Annotation:Key findings of this report indicate that nearly half of all full-time students are working enough to hurt their academic achievement, and 63% of these students report that they could not attend college if they did not work.
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Borrowing/Student Debt
Employment and Workforce Development
Low-Income Students

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