College Affordability

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Staggering increases in college prices, and public policies that exacerbate existing inequalities, continue to threaten the ability of low- and middle-income students as well as students of color to afford higher education. 

Recent Actions

  • Ed Trust was one of 50 organizations that sent a letter to senators supporting the Keep Student Loans Affordable Act (s. 1238), which would extend the current interest rate of 3.4 percent for subsidized Stafford loans for one year. This bill would give Congress the time it needs to develop a long-term solution to ballooning interest rates that would be in the best interest of students.
  • Ed Trust released a statement urging Congress to work together to maintain the interest rate on subsidized student loans for undergraduates at 3.4%, rather than allowing it to double to 6.8%.
  • Ed Trust Vice President Jose Cruz testified before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee on the importance of keeping college affordable for low- and moderate-income students.

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