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Alexa Salazar High school: Long Beach High School
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Alexa Salazar

High school: Long Beach High School
College: Cornell University
Average annual tuition and fees: $41,541
Paying for college: School grants and $10,000 in loans

(June 24, 2012)(Credit: Herman Wong)

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How 21 grads will pay for college

Higher education is more expensive than ever. Student loans now total more than $1 trillion in the United States, exceeding the amount of credit card debit held by Americans. We asked the Class of 2012 how they intend to pay for their college education.

By Jacqueline Birzon, Marissa Cetin, Rachel Chinapen and Herman Wong.

Tell us how you are planning on paying for college. Submit your photos here or to us on Twitter or Facebook.

Tuition and fees are provided by the National Center for Education Statistics for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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