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Paying for College: Student Debt in the Granite State

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According to a report from the Project on Student Debt in 2016, New Hampshire college students graduate with the highest debt in the nation, at $36,101. As college tuition prices continue to rise, those in Washington look to reform the college loan system, including consolidating federal loans into management by one company. We'll discuss how this might impact our students in New Hampshire, and other issues related to affording college. 

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Resources for Affording College and Repaying Student Loans:

  The Federal Student Aid website has a Repayment Plan resource page that explains different repayment options for federal loans. 

The College Scorecard compares schools to one another and national averages to help families evaluate options. 

The College Navigator also provides information about tuition and fees for schools, as well as loan default rates and use of financial aid. 

Paying For College from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau allows students to compare schools and input financial award information. 

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