Student Loan Ranger

June 2012


2 Longstanding Programs That Still Help College Students

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It's June 27, we are in the final homestretch of the student loan interest rate debate, and Congress seems well on their way to a deal that would keep the interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans at 3.4 percent for another year, leaving a long-term solution for another day.

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paying for college
financial aid
Obama administration
Congress
student loans
Pell grants
Obama, Barack
Duncan, Arne

Significant Student Debt Reforms Quietly Take Flight

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Once again, much of the press attention last week focused on the political posturing around the pending doubling of subsidized Stafford loan interest rates. President Obama flew off to address students in Las Vegas, telling them in part that "the No. 1 thing Congress should do for you is to stop ...

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paying for college
paying for graduate school
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Congress
White House
Obama administration
Obama, Barack
Franken, Al

What Romney's Education Plan Means for College Students

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In addition to providing must-watch late night television, student debt continues to play a role in the presidential election. On May 23, Mitt Romney unveiled his own education plan, "A Chance for Every Child: Mitt Romney's Plan for Restoring the Promise of American Education."

While the plan is ...

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Romney, Mitt
Obama, Barack
loans
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students
colleges
community colleges
paying for college
paying for graduate school

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