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Honor Student Rachel Canning, Who Sued Parents For Tuition Money, Picks A College

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FILE - In this March 4, 2014, file photo, Rachel Canning smiles during a hearing at the Morris County Courthouse, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Morristown, N.J. Canning, the New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home, has reunited with her parents. The Star-Ledger of Newark reports that the lawyer representing Canning's parents said in a statement Wednesday, March 12, 2014, that the 18-year-old's return is not contingent on any financial or | ASSOCIATED PRESS

LINCOLN PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey honor student who had sued her parents for financial support has chosen a college.

The Daily Record of Parsippany ( says Rachel Canning announced on Facebook that she plans to attend Western New England University as a biomedical engineering major and has won a $56,000 scholarship.

A university spokeswoman told the newspaper Tuesday that Canning was accepted into the private school in Massachusetts, but school officials would not comment Wednesday to The Associated Press or say if Canning's getting a scholarship.

Canning had claimed her parents threw her out when she turned 18. But they claimed she voluntarily left their Lincoln Park home in October because she didn't want to abide by their household rules.

She dropped her suit last month and returned home.


Information from: Daily Record (Parsippany, N.J.),

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