States are struggling to balance tuition increases with access. Often parents are stuck in the middle, trying to figure how much college will really cost and what programs are available to offset those big bills. Soledad breaks down the numbers with Delece Smith-Barrow, senior editor with The Hechinger Report, an independent, non-profit organization that tracks education policy.

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