chapter  1
Getting Started
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A generation ago, a high school diploma was enough to ensure that students could get a good job and provide for themselves and their families.1

No more! Today, a college degree is the new finish line. For most people, a bachelor’s degree is the absolute minimum it takes to achieve economic well-being. And for low-income students, the best-perhaps only-chance they have to reach the middle class or beyond is by going to college.