Federal Aid: Going It Alone

FEDERAL AID Going it Alone Most college leaders, public and private, plead for more federal funds as the only way out of a cash crisis that grows increasingly serious each year.

Yet a hardy band of holdout colleges is stubbornly bucking the irreversible trend toward greater reliance on Washington. These schools even shun the federal help already available, prefer to try to make it on their own.

The resisters range from Mormon-run Brigham Young University, largest U.S. private school (enrollment:

20,670), to tiny Wabash College (840).

They include such high-quality liberal arts schools as...

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