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A close-up of President Barack Obama signing the bipartisan bill to cut student loan interest rates, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama signs student loan deal, says job isn’t done

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted fight to […]

08/09/2013

Student loans

Differences small between student loan bills

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House is set to go along with a bipartisan Senate compromise that would link college students’ interest rates to the financial markets and offer borrowers lower rates this fall. The Senate […]

07/28/2013

The U.S. Capitol, Washington DC. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senators ready to restore lower college loan rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are ready to offer students a better deal on their college loans this fall, but future classes could see higher interest rates. The Senate could vote as early as Thursday on […]

07/18/2013

US Capitol dome (AP Photo)

Jumble of education topics facing Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — From pre-kindergarten to No Child Left Behind, from broadband-wired schools to college loans, students in every age group are suddenly finding the spotlight on Capitol Hill. After months of relative neglect, education […]

06/06/2013

Student loans

Obama: Student loan increase like $1,000 tax hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to prevent student loan rates from doubling in a month, prompting a fight with House Republicans who accused him of playing politics instead of sitting […]

05/31/2013

Student loans

Obama: Rising college costs hold back middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to prevent an increase in student loan rates, saying rising college costs hold back the entire middle class and unfairly saddle young people with more […]

05/31/2013

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