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Robert J. Massa, left, vice president for enrollment and college relations at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., talks with Seth Allen, dean of admissions. (Pat Little - For The Washington Post)
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Wealthy Often Win in Merit-Aid Race 
The competition between private colleges for accomplished students, combined with state efforts to encourage enrollment in public universities, together contribute to the rise in merit scholarships, experts say.

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