Who Deserves Tuition Aid?

Just last month, the College Board reported that tuition continues to rise faster than family income, even amid a booming economy. So which presidential candidate offers the most help to strapped parents and students? Well, it depends on their circumstances. Surprisingly, families above the median income would get more help from the Democrat, while the Republican would extend more financial aid to the poor.

Al Gore's plan is built around tax-based enticements. He would spend a whopping $36 billion on income tax credits to offset the costs of college tuition. A family could receive as much as $2,800 in tax...

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