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Student Loan Interest Rate Problems

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Student Loan Interest Rate Problems
If the interest rate, on these loans stays at 6.8%, the increase in revenue after ten years would net in $184 billion dollars. So basically according to press releases, Congress failed to come up with a new plan and missed their July 1st deadline. Congress came up with a plan previously; however it failed to address an expense of $6 billion dollars and the president vetoed it. Looking at the current student debt figures, the average student loan debt is at $27K and with latest calculations there are 7 million new students, and many of them would be affected by this increase in interest. Totaling up the amount that will be charged to the loan based on the new interest rate, an increase of about $5,000 dollars would be experienced to each student who is awarded these loans.
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