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Justin Pope

The other student loan problem: too little debt

Jesse Yeh uses the University of California Berkeley library instead of buying textbooks. He scrounges for free food at campus events and occasionally skips meals. He has stopped exercising and sleeps five to six hours per night so he can take 21 credits - a course load so heavy he had to get special permission from a dean.

The only thing he won’t do: take out a student loan.

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