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    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