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How American families pay for college

is paid by parent income and savings

is paid by scholarships and grants

is paid by student borrowing

is paid by student income and savings

is paid by parent borrowing

is paid by grandparents or other relatives

Source: How America Pays for College 2020, by Sallie Mae and Ipsos.

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