February 23, 2014

Cornell Students: Debt a ‘Harsh Reality’

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Though the average debt for graduating Cornell students is lower than the nationwide average — $20,490 compared to $26,600 in 2012, The Sun previously reported — finances remain a concern for many students.

Two-thirds of students at American colleges and universities graduate with some level of debt, according to a 2013 Forbes article.

In 2012, the average debt for graduating students at Cornell was $20,490, The Sun previously reported.Oliver Kliewe / Sun Senior Photographer