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Avoid student debt with free tuition

It's all too easy to be a victim of student debt. According to the College Board, the average price of tuition, fees and room and board for an in-state student at a public college or university is $18,391 for the 2013-14 school year.

For out-of-state students, average costs jump to $31,701 while private nonprofit colleges charged $40,917 on average for a single year of education. With sticker prices skyrocketing, it's no shock that student debt levels and loan default rates are up.

The good news is that you don't have to be a victim. These tuition-free or tuition-reduced schools are easy on the wallet and high on value.

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