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Twitter Chat on Federal Student Loans

By Michael Stubel

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) hosted a Twitter chat on federal student loans as part of our new Citizens for Political Reform effort.

Hosts: @BPC_Bipartisan l BPC Senior Vice President @billhoagland

The Issue

We are fast approaching June 30—the date on which the current 3.4% interest rate for subsidized Stafford loans is once again set to expire. If Congress does not act, this rate will double to 6.8% for new loans, affecting millions of student borrowers. Numerous proposals are currently being considered regarding how to approach the impending expiration date. Substantive, yet bridgeable differences exist between Democrats and Republicans. l Learn more

View highlights of the conversation below.

KEYWORDS: BILL HOAGLAND, STUDENT LOAN DEBT, STUDENT LOANS