UC Berkeley’s financial aid director says students shouldn’t fear loans

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High school seniors have five days to decide which college they want to attend in the fall. Cost is one big consideration for most of them. Student loan debt is at an all time high, and the price of a college degree just keeps going up. At UCs, most students rely on at least some financial aid, and hopefully scholarships and grants. Most will still graduate with some student loan debt.

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Guest:
Cruz Grimaldo - director of financial aid and scholarships at University of California, Berkeley

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer, Rosalie Atkinson, Amy Ta