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Document Number: 10120

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates: History, Subsidies, and Cost - This issue brief details the history of federal student loan interest rates, including the decisions that led to today’s fixed rates and the pending rate increase. It also examines the popular argument that current rates are unfavorable for borrowers and disputes the claim that student loans earn revenue for the government. (New America Foundation, February 2012)...


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