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Of debt and degrees: Utah students avoid borrowing, but at what cost?

Of debt and degrees: Utah students avoid borrowing, but at what cost?

By Brian Maffly
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Apr 15, 2012 11:54AM MDT

During a typical week, Realtor Dan Smuin drives all over the Salt Lake Valley showing homes, like a 5,000-square-foot place up Emigration Canyon with five bedrooms and lovely views of the path followed by 70,000 Zion-bound Mormon settlers a century and a half ago.
But he also spends up to 18 hours in a University of Utah classroom.
He doesn’t get much sleep and doesn’t socialize on campus, but he is almost finished with a degree in human development and family studies. Smuin will be among the 5...

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