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COLLEGE: Extend low rate for student loans

Letter by Kara S. Sherman, Olympia on April 25, 2012 at 11:43 am | 70 Comments »
April 25, 2012 12:46 pm

Re: “White House sees an opening in the student loans battle” (TNT, 4-24).

As a college student who has many student loans, I can’t imagine having the interest rate on my loans double to 6.8 percent, especially since I have at least three more years of college to pay for and will be taking out more student loans I’m sure.

I strongly agree with legislation that would keep the interest rate where it is. Otherwise, fewer people will be able to afford going to college and therefore will lack good education, leading to low-paying jobs and a higher likelihood of being impoverished.

The last thing we need is more people living in poverty.

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