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  • Student loans: 10 states with the lowest college debt

    Seven in 10 college seniors who graduated in 2012 took on student loans along the way, to the tune of $29,400 on average, according to a recent study from The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) But debt levels aren’t uniform across the country. Read on for the 10 states with the lowest average student debt levels, according to TICAS. Can you guess which state had the lowest?

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  • Student loans: 10 states with the lowest college debt

    Seven in 10 college seniors who graduated in 2012 took on student loans along the way, to the tune of $29,400 on average, according to a recent study from The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) But debt levels aren’t uniform across the country. Read on for the 10 states with the lowest average student debt levels, according to TICAS. Can you guess which state had the lowest?

  • Change Agent Rural electric co-ops go green

    Electric cooperatives have served rural Americans for generations. Some are taking advantage of their member-owned status to begin weaning their regions off of fossil fuels.

  • South African jazz after apartheid: Looking for a new direction

    South African jazz after apartheid: Looking for a new direction

    South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela says the protest songs of apartheid need a sequel and suggests how.

  • Financial aid: One of six tools to graduate debt-free

    Financial aid: One of six tools to graduate debt-free

    Financial aid dwindling. Rising tuition. College debt over $20,000. Financing a college education can be as hard as paying off a McMansion on an adjustable-rate mortgage. So why is Zac Bissonnette smiling? The senior art-history major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is set to graduate debt-free. "The great thing about graduating debt-free is that you have tremendous flexibility in terms of your postgraduation plans," says Mr. Bissonnette, author of "Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships or Mooching Off My Parents." "You don't have to rush out and take the highest-paying job to make your sacrifices to the almighty church of Sallie Mae." Here are six ways you, too, can trim or eliminate college debt:

  • Bus shortages complicate Zimbabwean migrants' hopes of going home for Christmas

    Africa Monitor Bus shortages complicate Zimbabwean migrants' hopes of going home for Christmas

    Zimbabwean migrant workers in South Africa who head home every Christmas are joined this year by thousands who need to leave the country to renew their asylum status.

  • The school lunchroom grows green

    The school lunchroom grows green

    From kindergarten to college, school cafeterias become ecofriendly by banishing trays, growing veggies, and composting waste.

  • Essay: A rescued quilt shines brightly

    Essay: A rescued quilt shines brightly

    An antique quilt becomes room-brightening artwork.

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