The U.S. Small Business Administration says federal disaster loans are available to small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and nonprofit groups in New Hampshire as a result of extreme temperature fluctuations from Dec. 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014.

Under this declaration, the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related groups that suffered financial losses throughout New Hampshire.

The loan amount can be up to $2 million.

A new report attempts to get to the bottom of why student debt is so high among New Hampshire colleges and universities.

The report’s conclusion?

There is no one single answer.

The report, commissioned by Granite State Management and Resources, cites several key reasons, including the lack of low-cost public colleges.

Research Brian Gottlob says New Hampshire also has a higher average income, which leads to families receiving less need-based aid.