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Landrieu: We must keep student loan rates affordable

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KALB News Channel 5) Sen. Landrieu said she will fight to keep student loans rates affordable.  

On July 10, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., voted for legislation that would keep loan rates low for students in Louisiana who use subsidized Stafford federal loans to pay for their education. Landrieu said as many as 105,000 students in Louisiana take out these loans each year. This legislation did not receive the votes to advance in the Senate. Sen. Landrieu said she will continue working with her colleagues to find a responsible solution to help keep college affordable.

"When students dream of a college education, they shouldn't have to worry it will become a nightmare because of student loan debt. We must keep student loan rates affordable so that all our students, regardless of their family's income, can pursue higher education. This is an investment in our students and in the future of our country so that our workforce has the necessary skills to compete in the increasingly global economy. I am committed to finding a responsible solution to keep student loan interest rates affordable to invest in our students and to grow and expand the middle class," Sen. Landrieu said. 

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