Congress still has more to do to ease tuition and debt burdens

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Although Congress congratulated itself for reaching a compromise on student loan interest rates before adjourning for its recess earlier this month, some Connecticut college students and educators said that lawmakers still have more to do when they return in the fall.

Speaking with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday at Southern Connecticut State University, students and New Haven-area educators said that Congress should tweak federal student loan initiatives, expand government grant programs and improve the debt-forgiveness programs offered with some public-sector jobs.

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