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Adrian Walker

A taxing time for many at UMass

Alexis Marvel is, in many ways, a typical UMass Boston student: hard-working, busy, and saddled with ever-increasing debt, largely due to mounting tuition and fees.

In just two years, the 23-year-old political science major has racked up $20,000 in student debt. So she will be following the state government’s budget debate on UMass with intense personal interest.

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