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Tuition burden saps students

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Sina Richert is in her second year of studying art history at UMD, but she also is getting a very real course on economics.

Richert said she expects that she will graduate from college $40,000 to $50,000 in debt. But the cost of rising tuition isn't the only factor. Add on her monthly bills for rent, utilities, groceries and gas, and it's easy to see why she will be paying off loans for years to come.

But that scenario hasn't always been the case for college students.

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