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Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg went to Harvard. Larry Page and Sergey Brin went to Stanford. So you might think your best chance of becoming a successful entrepreneur is to attend an elite private university, even if you end up dropping out to start something big. But this is not true. Many publicly funded state …

Needs-based aid grows more slowly than merit, other aid Competition for top students raises concerns over who gets help Three years ago, Jeffrey Hecker noticed that many of Maine’s top high schoolers were attending private colleges or leaving the state. They had been lured in part by large financial aid packages that allowed them to …