California college students’ average debt among lowest in nation


Los Angeles Times — Despite protests about rising tuition at California’s public colleges, students in the state graduate with one of the lowest average loads of education debt in the nation, according to a new study.

Los Angeles TimesThe Cal Grant financial aid program and the relatively low tuition at the California State University system helped rank California as third from the bottom in the country for the amount of debt owed by 2011 graduates from schools here, said the report by the Oakland-based Institute for College Access and Success.

The article was published Oct. 17, 2012.

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