Student Loan Rates Set to Double for More that 7 Million Students in
A Message from Our
National Affiliate at USAction:
Congress doesn't act fast, student loan rates will double on July 1st
for more than 7 million students —
costing students on average an additional $1,000.1 That's
We believe that education is a right, and that college should be
affordable and accessible to everyone. That's why we're teaming up with
the United States Student Association, the nation's oldest and largest
student association, to prevent student loan rates from doubling in
Tell Congress to stand up for students and families: Don't double
student loan rates in July!
Student loans have been getting more and more outrageous every year. The
average college student now graduates with more than $26,000 in debt and
total student loan debt has quadrupled since 2003, now totaling $1
trillion.2 Higher education is a necessity in today's
economy, but the dream of a four-year degree is increasingly out of
reach for many aspiring students today.
Shackling students with crippling debt before they've even entered
the workforce is just wrong, especially at a time when students are
struggling with high tuition and textbook costs already.
Students won this victory last year and, with your help, we will win
Join USAction and USSA in calling on Congress to do the right thing and
stop student loan rates from doubling in July. Click
here to take action now.
Thanks for standing up for affordable higher education for more than 7
million students in America.
1 - "Obama
urges Congress to act on student loan rates," NBC Nightly News, May
2 - "Student
loan debt is a beast. Here are Elizabeth Warren's, President Obama's,
and the GOP's plans to fix it." Mother Jones, June 3, 2013
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