Debt Bomb Is Ticking Loudly on Campuses

After borrowing billions, colleges rush to avert financial fallout

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The end of the fiscal year usually isn't a momentous occasion for colleges. But this June 30 could be a day of reckoning many never expected.

Colleges borrowed tens of billions of dollars over the past decade to improve facilities, in some cases...

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