federal student loans

Politics
7:20 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Sen. Blunt touts student loan reform

Credit Jacob Fenston / KBIA

The White House says the average Missouri student borrower will save just over $1,500 this school year under bipartisan legislation approved last week in the Senate, which would undo a rate hike that took effect for subsidized Stafford loans on July 1.

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Politics
6:11 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

US Sen. McCaskill gets earful from MU students about college loans

McCaskill took part in a roundtable at MU on federally guaranteed student loans Thursday, May 30.
Credit John Farmer de la Torre / KBIA News

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) took part in a student loan roundtable today on the University of Missouri campus.

She is co-sponsoring the Bank on Student Loans Fairness Act with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). The bill would reduce the interest rate on federally guaranteed loans for undergraduates from the current 3.4 percent to the 0.75 percent-rate banks receive when they borrow from the government. McCaskill also heard from graduate and professional degree students in attendance who said their loans should be part of the discussion.

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Politics
2:55 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

McCaskill waits tables to emphasize student loans

Claire McCaskill
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is donning an apron to emphasize her support for federal student loans in her campaign against Republican Todd Akin.

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