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Friday, March 14, 2014

College offers to pay students to take year off

Freshman Lydia Collins, 19, looks out from her dorm building at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., on Thursday. Collins took a year after high school to work in Ecuador through Global Citizen. Tufts is starting its own program, hoping to remove the financial barriers that keep strapped students from taking a year off after high school to travel or volunteer.