Paying for college continues to be one of the persistent political questions facing state and federal governments. Many states offer financial assistance to students, but it doesn’t always end up helping those who need it the most. That’s the case in Louisiana where some state financial scholarships are given to students regardless of income. Soledad travels to Nicholls State University to see how students are impacted.

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