"Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill that will reinstate the Commission to Study College Affordability and College Completion, which previously met in 2014. The goal of the commission is to study the affordability gap for Maine students in both attending and finishing college, what financial models best serve non-traditional students, and what the average debt is for students graduating from Maine's colleges and universities. It will also look at the potential impact of no-cost community college programs. Maine has the sixth-highest average student debt in the country - with Mainers borrowing an average of more than $33,000. Americans' total student debt amount grew to $1.7 trillion in 2021." Read more from Maine Public here.

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