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Students can breathe a sigh of relief today. At least for the next year, student strapped with debt will get a temporary reprieve from doubling interest rates on their loans borrowed next year.
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Over 7 million students will save an average of $1,000 in loan repayments, helping us become the next generation of teachers, doctors, and innovators.
Statement of Rich Williams, U.S. PIRG Higher Education Advocate, on the Congressional passage of bipartisan legislation to prevent subsidized Stafford student loan interest rates from doubling.
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Rich Williams, the higher education advocate for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said in a statement that Congress is “blindsiding about 143,000 students next year.”
Student groups at UCSB including the Associated Students Coastal Fund, Environmental Affairs Board, Isla Vista Surfrider Foundation and CalPirg, have banded together with campus administration and the Plastic Pollution Coalition to make a profound impact on the campus community and the City of Santa Barbara.
“This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue,” said Rich Williams, higher education advocate for U.S. PIRG.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will visit the East Bay for a fundraising event next Thursday evening
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