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Morris teen who sued her parents picks a college

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By: Mike Pignataro (Patch Editor)

The Morris County teen who sued her parents for tuition costs and living expenses has decided to attend Western New England University.

Rachel Canning made the announcement Sunday on her Facebook page. According to her post, she plans to be a biomedical engineering major and has received a $56,000 scholarship.

Western New England University, located in Springfield, Mass., will cost $46,154 for tuition, fees and room and board for full-time undergraduate students in the 2014-15 school year.

Canning's lawsuit against her parents was dismissed last month. Family Division Judge Peter Bogaard ruled in Morristown that he “found that (Rachel’s) decision to dismiss the litigation was a knowing and voluntary decision,” and he ordered the case dismissed.

Canning moved back into her parents' Lincoln Park home last month after she had been staying with a friend in Rockaway Township since two days before her 18th birthday in October.

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