College graduates leaving school in debt
About two-thirds of college graduates have some student loans to repay and their average debt is between about $25,000 and $28,700, according to varying estimates by education experts and organizations. See full story
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Philip Caltabiano listens to the instructor in a UCLA physics class. He studied marine biology and conservation biology and hopes to get a field research position after graduating next month. He has also applied to be a teaching assistant at UCLA. He has $14,500 left in student debt; he has already paid back $7,000.