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ERIC Number: ED501497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan-16
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Halving Student Loan Interest Rates Is Unaffordable and Ineffective. WebMemo No. 1308
Riedl, Brian M.
Heritage Foundation
The House of Representatives will likely vote this week on a proposal to halve the 6.8 percent interest rate on subsidized student loans as part of the new congressional majority's 100-Hour agenda. This document presents six problems with halving student loan interest rates and argues that, rather than providing billions in new federal subsidies, Congress should instead focus on the fundamental problem of college affordability: out-of-control higher education costs. (Contains 12 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heritage Foundation