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03/24/2012 10:48 am ET

How We Cut College Costs

Name: Nicolette Larson
Year: Freshman
College: North Dakota State University

Strategy: After realizing they needed to borrow more than the federal student loan maximum ($5,500 for freshmen), Larson's family turned to the state-owned Bank of North Dakota.

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