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Alex Benda, 22, poses in a gaduation cap at the Michigan Times offices at the University of Michigan-Flint in Flint, Mich. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.   Bends says he hopes to sell add space on his graduation cap to take a bite out of his education debt.    (AP Photo/The Detroit Free Press, Jarrad Henderson)  DETROIT NEWS OUT, TV OUT, INTERNET OUT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT DETROIT FREE PRESS

Alex Benda, 22, poses in a gaduation cap at the Michigan Times offices at the University of Michigan-Flint in Flint, Mich. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Bends says he hopes to sell add space on his graduation cap to take a bite out of his education debt. (AP Photo/The Detroit Free Press, Jarrad Henderson) DETROIT NEWS OUT, TV OUT, INTERNET OUT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT DETROIT FREE PRESS

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