Though the article is timely, it does not provide a newsworthy story. The focus of the article is predictable and obvious. Reading the article is only a way to find a few examples of people suffering from a problem that everyone already knew existed.
The article's greatest strength is its use of examples. By following a small number of students and their families through the struggle of applying to schools and finding a financial fit, the reader becomes attached and intrigued by their story.
Overall, this article is well done considering the subject.