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Testimony of Dr. Susan Dynarski

May 1, 2008

Chairman Neal, Members of the Committee, I am honored to testify before you today.

A college education is a good investment. Over a lifetime, a worker with a bachelor’s degree earns, on average, a million dollars more than worker with just a high school degree.

But college remains out of reach for many. While 34 percent of young white people earn a BA, only 19 percent of African Americans and ten percent of Hispanics grab that golden ticket.

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