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U.S. Senate Passes Student Loan Interest Rate Legislation

July 25, 2013

The State Journal – Future college students and their parents can breathe a sigh of relief. For now.

The U.S. Senate on July 24 passed legislation that would lower interest rates on federal student loans and cap those rates in the future. The Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act passed by a vote of 81-18, and was championed by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Read