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Keystone passes in U.S. Senate, faces Obama veto

Robert Duffett

DUFFETT: Why student loans matter

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Last week, Congress adjourned for vacation and, for the second time, "punted" on student loan interest rates. American college students were left on the sidelines. The result was a doubling of the interest rate on new student loans from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. Historically, student financial aid has not been a partisan or political issue.


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