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Student Loan Rates

A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity, and a Bottom-Up Revolution at

Justin Ruben | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Justin Ruben

A year ago, student debt wasn't supposed to be a potent political issue. Then a lawyer from Staten Island named Robert Applebaum launched a petition o...

Lower Student Loan Interest Rates

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 04.27.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

As we work to get the economy back on track, no one is suggesting it would be a good idea to double interest rates on credit cards or home mortgages. Why then do some believe it's a good idea to double interest rates for students?

Battle Intensifies Over Proposed Obama Measure

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of conduct "beneath the dignity of the White House." The top House...

Right-Wing Craziness Keeps Getting Crazier

Mike Lux | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

While Mitt "Etch A Sketch" Romney and other Republicans are back-pedaling as fast as they can, the right wingers who control the Republican party are digging in, questioning the whole idea of whether the government should even be involved in student loans.

The New Student Battle Cry: Don't Double My Rate!

Rich Williams | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Rich Williams

The media and the country are just waking up to the alarming fact that unless Congress acts by July 1, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Congress must not let that happen.

LOOK: Obama In Boulder And The Photo That Went Viral

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.26.2012 | Denver

President Barack Obama walked into a bar. That's not just the beginning of a joke, it's the beginning of the whirlwind that was Obamamania last night ...

Mack Declines To Take Position On Key Issue

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), who is running for U.S. Senate, declined to say Tuesday whether he would extend the current interest rate on federal studen...

New Push To Keep Student Loan Rates From Doubling

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.23.2012 | College

A Congressman who successfully rallied Democrats in a government shutdown fight last summer hopes he can drum up support once more as he attempts to s...

8 Ways The Government Is Grappling With Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.30.2012 | College

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) thinks Congress should change the law to allow borrowers to have their debt from private student loans wiped clean when fili...

Loan-Saddled Grads Fight Sallie Mae's 'Unemployment Penalty'

Posted 01.27.2012 | College

Over 50,000 college grads across the country have joined a campaign on urging student loan giant Sallie Mae to stop charging unemployed bor...