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January 29, 2012 in City
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Eastern Washington University student Demetrius Dennis, 34, of Lakewood, Wash., started at Pierce Community College and later determined EWU offered him the best bargain to earn his bachelor’s degree.

Whitworth freshman Sam Director, 18, left, rehearses Monday with fellow debate team member Jake Wilson. Director found that some private schools offered more scholarship money than state schools.

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Sam Director received a $16,000 scholarship from Whitworth after the University of Oregon offered only $2,000. “The money was definitely a factor” in his decision to enroll at Whitworth, Director said.