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Greek life
Greek life
The damage. Most members pay $1,000 to $3,500 a year to participate in a fraternity or sorority; that price includes dues, insignia clothes, and charitable contributions.

Quick fixes. Look for scholarships through your chapter's national website.

Rent clothes for rush and formals. Gowns are de rigueur for many sorority rushes; rent them from sites like renttherunway.com.

By Kim Clark, Beth Braverman and Zain Ejiofor @Money - Last updated March 29 2012: 9:23 AM ET
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