While the future of student loan rates hang in the balance, students are mobilizing. Hundreds of students representing advocacy groups took to Capitol Hill last week to express their disdain for Congress's inactivity.
"It is frustrating to see this back and forth sort of thing in Congress, when it really has an impact on students," says Samantha DeZur, a spokeswoman for the Education Finance Council, a group that represents student loan providers. "This debate shows how this program is not working. The political back and forth every single year is an example of how this program needs to be fixed."