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Paying for college: Financial aid in America, in 2 graphics

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Soaring college tuition is making financial aid a necessity for more students — and that’s not getting any cheaper either.

Grants and student loans have risen by more than 50 percent. Financial aid per student was up from $9,129 in 2000 to $14,396  in the 2010-2011 school year.