|Keep College Affordable|
|Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:00|
On July 1, interest rates on need-based student loans will double from 3.4% to 6.8%. Rep. Becerra has been fighting to keep student loan interest rates low.
But if Congress fails to take action, here’s what this increase will mean:
Let Your Voice be Heard on Student Loan Rates:
Resources on Student Loans:
With student loan debt surpassing credit card debt for the first time, it’s important to make smart choices about your student loans and know what options are available to you.
In the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Congress established an Ombudsman for private student loans within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to assist borrowers with private student loan complaints. To ask a question, file a complaint, or share your story. You can also learn more about student loan repayment options by using the CFPB's online tool for Student Debt Repayment Assistance.
The National Student Loan Database for Students (NSLDS) allows you to access information on your federal loans such as outstanding balances, loan status, and disbursements.And the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group provides resources to assist with resolving problems with federal student loans.