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Park Rapids Area High School seniors Jesseca Pritchett, Erika Jerger, Bonnie Baumgartner and Hannah Fischer have been busy applying for scholarships to stay out of debt after college. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Students seek scholarships to alleviate college debt

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With college tuition at all-time highs and student loan debt increasing, some Park Rapids students are taking a proactive approach to alleviate some of those costs.


The average debt for 2010 Minnesota college graduates who took out student loans was $29,058, according to the Project on Student Debt.

In addition, 71 percent of state students have debt. This is the fifth highest percentage in the U.S.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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