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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 | FORUM COMMUNICATIONS CO.

Park Rapids students seek scholarships to ease college debt

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PARK RAPIDS -- 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.

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