04/17/2012 02:19 pm ET

Rutgers Students Fight In D.C. For Federal College Aid

Rutgers students will be in Washington today making their case for keeping college affordable.

The students will travel to Capitol Hill to make their case that the government should continue to provide affordable federal funding for higher education by freezing interest rates on subsidized loans, raising the maximum amount for grants, and doubling the number of work-study programs.

Some students fear the current economic climate will push lawmakers to balance the budget by raising the cost of student loans.

Accompanied by outgoing Rutgers President Richard McCormick, 12 undergraduates hope to sway Congress by sharing their personal stories of how loans made their college education possible.

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