Congress Urged To Act Fast On Student Loan Interest Rates
Freshman Tyler Dowden from Northern Arizona University has high aspirations for a career as a psychologist, but worries about his future have brought him to Washington with a petition for Congress not to raise interest rates on his Stafford student loans. "I don't feel that I can be successful with this overwhelming debt strangling me. I can't really breathe because whenever I look around, whenever I look at my future or try to make goals for my future, I really can't. I have to take my massive debt into consideration," Dowden said. He isn't alone. He is among nearly 8 million college students who could potentially have the interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans nearly double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent if Congress doesn't act by July 1.
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