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Student Loan Interest Rate

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Student Loan Profit Guaranteed As Senate Approves Deal | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

The U.S. government is forecast to generate $185 billion in profit over the next decade from students and their families under an overhaul of the fede...

Shahien Nasiripour

White House Twists Arms To Defuse Student Loan Implosion | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

The White House is scrambling to keep a preliminary deal on student loan interest rates from imploding, people familiar with the efforts said Tuesday,...

Shahien Nasiripour

Congress Does Nothing To Stop Student Loan Rate Hike | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Some 7 million college students will see their borrowing costs double next week after Republicans and Democrats paid little attention to the issue for...

Zach Carter

College Leaders Petition Congress To Address Looming Loan Rate Hike | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of over 100 student body presidents, representing more than 1 million college students, will deliver a petition to lawmakers...

Deal Tentatively Reached Over Expiring Provision

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A congressional Republican says the House and Senate have tentatively agreed to prevent interest rates on new college loans from doublin...

Student Loan Plans Get Big Rejections

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate rejected dueling Democratic and Republican plans on Thursday for averting a July 1 doubling of interest rates on federal...

Student Loan Fight Goes Down In Senate

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill Tuesday to preserve low interest rates for millions of college students' loans, as the...

Partisan Fight Ensuing Over Key Issue

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House pressed Republicans Monday to back Democratic legislation preventing interest rates on federal student loans from d...

Student Loan Interest Rate Uproar Explained

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 07.02.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree: It would be a mistake to let interest rates on student loans double in July. Especially if the...

Why the Student Loan Interest Rate Debate Matters

Jennifer Mishory | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Mishory

This generation needs higher education more than ever, even as the cost grows increasingly out of reach. From a youth perspective, the guiding principle for the debate is simple: Give all Americans a fair shot at the middle class, at the American Dream.

Mike Sacks

John Boehner: 'There's No Women's Health Issue' In This Fight | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Sunday defended the House of Representatives' advancing a bill that pays for lower student loan interes...

A Guide To Student Loans

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 06.24.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and his likely GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, agree on an issue of importance to college students: Keeping the intere...

This Debt Bomb Is 'Too Big Too Fail'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.22.2012 | Money

The student loan debt market is now "too big to fail", says Rohit Chopra, the student loan ombudsman for the newly created Consumer Finance Protection...