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Now comes the toughest part of borrowing money for college: paying it back. There is much for this year’s crop of graduates to learn.  For example, the federal government gives you a reprieve after graduation, usually six months, before requiring you to start repaying your debts. But did you know that interest builds up during…

Crumbling wall

A degree from a premier college can vault a teenager from a low-income family to the height of economic success as an adult. To date, 15 colleges have signed on to work with Levine, who initially created the calculator for applicants to Wellesley College, where he is an economics professor. But disadvantaged students face a…