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Rice University says many undergraduate students from families with incomes up to $200,000 "will no longer be required to take out loans." Here, a statue of the school's founder, William Marsh Rice, is seen on its campus in Houston. Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Nationally gathered statistics suggest that nearly half of graduating physicians in 2017 owed more than $200,000 in student debt. Cargo/Getty Images hide caption

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According to a recent NPR/Marist poll, 30 percent of Americans do something else for pay in addition to their full-time jobs. Ilana Kohn/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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When A Full-Time Job Isn't Enough To Make It

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Teachers, Lawyers And Others Worry About The Fate Of Student Debt Forgiveness

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (right) announced a proposal Tuesday to offer tuition-free college to lower-income New Yorkers. His plan mirrors those of last year's Democratic presidential hopefuls, including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (left). Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Strategies For When You're Starting Out Saddled With Student Debt

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