The writer of this blog post debunks five myths about being accepted to college and paying tuition. Among the common myths about college: It is necessary to go to a name-brand school or enroll in an Ivy League school to get a good job. Other myths include strict academic requirements for merit scholarships or that well-off students will have to pay full price for school. Another is that those with money saved for retirement will have less chance of receiving financial aid.

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