Caps and gowns, hugs and hurrahs, flowers and camera flashes filled the plaza outside The Prudential Center in downtown Newark, N.J., following a recent Rutgers University-Newark commencement ceremony. Many of the Class of 2017 acknowledged the sacrifices made to get them there. Those with student loan debt, however, discussed the sacrifices they have yet to make.
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