New Reports: How a Student Loan Increase Would Affect States

Admin May 10, 2012 0

The Center for American Progress, Campus Progress, and USAction Education Fund released new reports today that detail what an increase in the interest rate on Stafford student loans would mean for several states.

If Congress doesn’t act, the interest rate on these loans will double—from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent—on July 1.

These reports paint a vivid picture of the impact an interest rate hike would have on young people, who are already dealing with a high unemployment rate, large amounts of student debt, and changes to education funding and college costs. Also included are testimonials from students and family members who depend on federal education loans.

Nationwide, 7.4 million student borrowers would be affected by the rate doubling.

Find out how your state is impacted:

All files below are PDF!

Alaska

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Idaho

Indiana

Iowa

Maine

Massachusetts

Michigan

Missouri

Nevada

New Hampshire

New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Texas

West Virginia

Wisconsin

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