Macalester College student Marissa Heim tells the Twin Cities Daily Planet how the college’s generous financial aid hasn’t kept her from worrying about the future — and her studies:
“The cost has affected my considerations of a major. I still don’t know what I want to major in, but my thought process has changed a lot from a couple of years ago to now. Now that I realize how expensive school is, I’m more concerned about having a major that will more or less guarantee me of a good job. … I’m worried I won’t be able to study what I WANT to study – more what I feel I NEED to …..”
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.