a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/27/AR2009122702116_pf.html"span style="font-style:italic;"The Washington Post:/span/a As college costs rise, loans become harder to get (via a href="http://nalert.blogspot.com/2009/12/as-college-costs-rise-loans-become.html"Newsalert/a).