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Student Loan Interest Rates Set to Rise - As They Should

cajun1974 Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 12:22 PM
I understand taht many people do not see the crippling of the economy because they have a picture in their head of young graduates. Research the topic a little and see how many 60+ are still stuck in student loans. So on the thought of many americans losing their middle class status because student loans are for life, I would say yes it does stand in there with youir choices and the problem is growing!
On July 1, interest rates on federally-subsidized Stafford student loans are set to double from 3.4% to 6.8%. Both Republicans and Democrats are set to try to cut a deal to keep interest rates low for college graduates at a cost of $6 billion per year.

First, a little bit of background: in 2007, Democrats and President Bush signed what was meant to be a temporary cut in Stafford loan interest rates. Like so many government programs, what was once temporary now threatens to become permanent - and the government has increasingly taken over more and more of the student...