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Department of Education report: Most freshman apply to only one college

Two-thirds of freshmen who complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid application designate only one school to send their financial aid application information, indicating that they were only applying for admission to one school, according to a the U.S. Department of Education, which called the data “troubling.”

“By focusing on only one school, students run the risk of being turned down for admission or losing out on better financial aid and ­educational opportunities from another school, with ramifications that can last a lifetime,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.