Knowing Thy Options

Given how much student debt pain can be averted simply by knowing the full range of one’s options, it’s good that an organization in West Virginia started a site to help students in that state traverse the daunting financial aid process. We need a lot more such sites for the rest of the country, however.

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Jesse Singal

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.