Higher Ed

There is no ‘A’ for effort

Here’s my statement on the failure to move debate forward on a bill to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling this July.

Senator Brown: Do the math

As you know, unless Congress takes immediate action, thousands of us will see our student loan interest rates double from 3.4% to 6.5% just weeks from now, on July 1, 2012.

Senate votes today

The Senate vote is today on whether to stop student loan interest rates from doubling. We have President Obama, Republican presidential candidate Romney, and students on our side.

We can win this, but only if we show the Senate we aren’t backing down.

Romney Endorses Plan to Prevent Doubling of Student Interest Rates

Today presidential candidate and Republican Mitt Romney endorsed Obama’s plan to prevent interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans from doubling this summer on July 1 for nearly 7.5 million students. Without Congressional action, interest rates will increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. 

We have their attention

Last week we delivered 130,000 letters asking Congress to stop student loan interest rates from doubling in July.

Check out some of the stories from the event:

Pell Grants Protected in Budget Cuts

As budget cuts continue to dominate politics in Washington, DC, there was only one thing both sides of the aisle could come together and agree on in the latest round of budget cuts:  protect the Pell Grant program.