The cost of a college education has increased by 500% in the last 25 years. This means that most students can no longer work their way through college. Instead, they must borrow heavily to get a degree so necessary in today’s brutal job market. That’s why we need to make sure Congress doesn’t let student loan interest rates double on July 1!
Votes in the Senate to keep rates low have failed. Now, lawmakers have only a few short weeks to get beyond the bickering and vote for a bill to prevent popular “Stafford” loan interest rates from doubling to 6.8 percent.
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