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Author: Pallas Ziporyn

Pallas Snider Ziporyn is the author of Graduate with Zero Debt and The International Student’s Guide to American Colleges. She is a college counselor, writer, and speaker specializing in college search and selection, financial aid, and admissions to elite colleges. She is a graduate of Harvard College and formerly worked at the Harvard College Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Posted May 22, 2015, 8 a.m. by Pallas Ziporyn | View Comments
5 Clever Ways to Eliminate Student Loans

You sign a piece of paper and suddenly you owe thousands of dollars. It’s a small price to pay, right? You’ll get a college degree and your future will be secure. Sorry. The average student takes out $30,000 in loans. Many students take out more, some well into the six-figure mark. And it takes most of them more than two decades to pay this money back. Want to travel for a couple of years after graduation? Too bad. You owe hundreds of dollars every month. You need a regular paycheck. Always wanted to work in the arts or for a ...