By the numbers College aid and drugs

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669: Number of students in Maine, 0.19 percent of all applicants, rejected for college financial aid because of drug convictions

3,004: Number rejected in Massachusetts, 0.19 percent

541: Number rejected in New Hampshire, 0.16 percent

204: Number rejected in Vermont, 0.12 percent, lowest rate in U.S.

8,903: Number in Indiana, 0.50 percent, highest rate in U.S.

189,065: Total in U.S., 0.25 percent of total

Source: Students for Sensible Drug Policy based on U.S. Education Department data; www.ssdp.org/states

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