Using the Web, Students Ask ‘Crowd’ to Help Pay for College

Mark Abramson for The Chronicle

Jennifer Davis, a senior at Ursinus College, talks with her boss at one of several jobs she holds to help 
make ends meet. A campaign on GoFundMe, a crowd-sourcing website, has allowed her to pay for 
this semester. Still, she says she "hated the fact that this was all making me feel like a charity case."
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Nearing her final semester at Ursinus College, Jennifer Davis didn’t know if she would reach the finish line. Despite working four part-time jobs and having secured a patchwork of loans, merit scholarships, and need-based aid, as of December she...

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