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Education The great college aid game: How five high school seniors won scholarships

Few students pay the full sticker price for college. Here's how five New Rochelle High School seniors found ways to start college in the fall without bankrupting their parents.

Ann Hermes/Staff

This is the final part of a series following five New Rochelle High School seniors on their quest for college financial aid. The project is a partnership between the Monitor and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education-news outlet affiliated with Teachers College, Columbia University. The resolution of the year-long decisionmaking drama is explained here in four students' experiences and in a more in-depth look at the process as experienced by Matisse Clayton –  who landed full ride assistance (tuition, room and board) at Binghamton University – here.