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Boston Bridge Helps Students in Need

by Kara Baskin

As anyone struggling with backbreaking loans can attest, college just keeps getting more and more expensive. The average yearly tuition at UMass Boston is $13,436, a 6 percent increase from last year alone—and that doesn’t even cover the cost of books or room and board. It’s enough to make any incoming freshman break into a sweat. Enter the Boston Bridge pilot program: Launching this month, it will offer free (yes, you read that right) bachelor’s degrees to low-income high schoolers in the city.

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