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Studying after high-school can be a costly endeavour with high student debt loads and rising tuition fees in Canada.

The average Canadian student who graduates with debt finishes school about $24,500 in the hole. By 2017, the cost of a year of university is expected to be nearly $7,500.

High student debt can affect how graduates make important life decisions, like when to buy a house or car, what sort of job to accept, or where to live.

We want to hear from recent graduates about life with student debt.

Did you graduate with around $24,500 of student loans?

Tell us about your life after graduation:

How much of your loans have you paid off?

Has your loan impacted your ability to make big purchases (i.e. car, house), to pursue a serious romantic relationship, to chase your dream career, to contribute to retirement savings, to have children or to make any other significant life choices?

We want to know what your life is like after graduating with - $24,500 in the bank.

Didn't graduate with $24,500, but want to share your story anyways? Please do!

Send your stories and photos to community@cbc.ca or aleksandra.sagan@cbc.ca with the subject line "Student debt tales."

We'll be featuring some of the best stories in an upcoming post. 

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