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    Federal Student Loans Cost Taxpayers Money

    This piece originally appeared on See Thru Edu, a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The Congressional Budget Office has just released an assessment of what the Federal Direct Student Loan program will cost taxpayers using various accounting measures. As has been noted before, any student loan proposal should … More

    Looming Student Loan Interest Rate Hike: Prudent Next Steps

    Next week, the House Education and the Workforce Committee will begin discussions about the interest rate on federal student loans, which is set to double on July 1. If this sounds like “déjà vu all over again,” that’s because it is. Around this time last year, Congress grappled with whether … More

    The Unknown Cost of Federal Student Loans

    Starting July 1, interest rates on federal student loans are set to rise from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. As Congress again considers preventing the interest rate on federal student loans from doubling, the cost to taxpayers should be a central issue. However, in a recent Issue Brief, Heritage analyst … More

    Student Loan Deal Risks Taxpayer Pension Bailout

    The discussion over whether to extend federal subsidies for student loans largely hinges on whether the House and Senate come to an agreement over how to pay for the resulting $6 billion tab for taxpayers. Federal student loan subsidies make for bad policy all by themselves. Yet in its scramble … More