Washington Post staffer Danielle Douglas-Gabrial reports that six of the 10 states with the highest debt loads are located in the Northeast.

Based on reports from the College Board, the Institute for College Access & Success and data from the Department of Education, personal finance site Debt.com created a nifty interactive map that shows the average student debt and defaults by state in 2013. And it is not pretty on the east side.

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