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Received this e-mail today from Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D. NH):
If Congress doesn’t act before July 1, soon-to-be and recent graduates will face an unacceptable increase on their federal student loan interest rates.

Rates will rise from 3.4% to 6.8% at a time when New Hampshire has the highest average student loan debt. This would impose an unfair burden on graduates already struggling to pay down debt.

Higher education – from vocational training to Ph.D. programs – is essential to prepare students for a competitive, global economy. Now is not the time to make their educational investment even more expensive.

With college costs already too high for too many, Senators Kay Hagan, Debbie Stabenow and I are fighting to block this rate hike. But we need to hear your voice on the Senate floor. Please send a clear message to Congress: stop the federal student loan interest rate hike.

Click here to demand that Congress prevent the federal student loan interest rate from doubling on July 1st:

http://stopstudentloanhike.com/...

Nationwide, student loan debt has now exceeded $1 trillion, more than any other kind of debt. Here in New Hampshire, the average recent college graduate owes more than $30,000.

The massive impending federal student loan rate hike would make it worse. That’s why I need you to sign this petition demanding that Congress block the rate hike.

Click here to urge Congress to oppose raising the federal student loan interest rate to 6.8%:

http://stopstudentloanhike.com/...

Thanks for all your support,

Jeanne

You can click here to sign Shaheen's petition:

http://stopstudentloanhike.com/...

Originally posted to pdc on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 04:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Take New Hampshire Forward! and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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