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Four Intriguing Proposals to Fix Student Loans

Four Intriguing Proposals to Fix Student Loans
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For many in education policy, the current tortuous debate in Congress over interest rates on students loans is important—but also a bit of a sideshow. “Interest rates are just one piece of the student loan puzzle, and student loans are just one piece of the college affordability puzzle,” says Lauren Asher, president of the Institute for College Access & Success. With student debt growing ever larger, researchers and policy groups are questioning whether there might be a better way for Americans to pay for college. Here are four proposals to overhaul student loans.

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