In this Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 photo, Eastern Michigan University sophomore, Leah Shutes of Hazel Park, Mich., sits by a fountain in the center of EMU's campus in Ypsilanti, Mich. Shutes works in the ... more 
In this Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 photo, Eastern Michigan University sophomore, Leah Shutes of Hazel Park, Mich., sits by a fountain in the center of EMU's campus in Ypsilanti, Mich. Shutes works in the office of communications at EMU to help offset the costs of college, but the journalism major still struggles to pay for school. It was a transformation that was, by historical standards, remarkably swift: The decade of the 2000s saw a fundamental shift in how Americans answer the question “Who will pay for college?” More than ever, students and their families must foot the bill at public universities. And that bill is higher than ever. (AP Photo/Lon Horwedel) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lon Horwedel
Wed, Oct 26, 2011 2:22 PM EDT