MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- When a student graduates from West Virginia University, they depart Morgantown with debts averaging more than $20,000.
WVU's Financial aid office is attempting to prepare students throughout their college years for the harsh reality of paying off those loans.
The Dominion Post reports that a financial aid class is part of freshmen orientation, and financial aid counseling is required for students when they graduate.
For graduate students, they leave WVU with about $23,500 in debts. When private loans are included, the figures increase for under grads and graduate students.
The graduate student figure includes professions such as doctors and lawyers. Those students can often leave their programs with more than $100,000 in debt.
The J.M. Smucker Company is recalling four dog food brands after a drug used to euthanize animals was found in some canned food.
Administrators at Concord University confirm an alleged sexual assault was reported earlier this month.
Charges are pending against at least two juveniles accused of making threats concerning a Fayette County high school.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Raleigh County Sheriff's Dept. will be increasing their law enforcement presence at a Raleigh County School over the next few days.
A program that has been in the state for a decade has now made its way to Mercer County. Saturday at the Mercer Mall, there was a launch party for the Imagination Library.
Fire crews in Mercer County rushed to the scene of an electrical fire in Bluefield Saturday night.
The Women's Resource Center held a special activity this morning to raise funds for the program. The event was called "Princess for a Day," and took place at Marquee Cinemas in Beckley.
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