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Taylor proposes fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor proposed a fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans at a news conference Thursday.
Under the current consolidated loan program at the Bank of North Dakota, students have th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

THUNE: Market-based interest rates best student loan solution

July 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The Senate was able to reach a bipartisan agreement that will provide a sustainable, market-based solution that ensures access and affordability for all students.
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Senate passes bill on student loan rates

July 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday. Continue Reading

Senators ready to restore lower college loan rates

July 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON A bipartisan compromise on student loans promises better deals for students and parents over the next few years but could spell higher rates if it gets more expensive for the government to borrow money as expected. Continue Reading

Back to negotiations after student loan plan fails

July 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students return to campus next month to find borrowing terms twice as high as when school let out. Continue Reading

Senate to vote on plan to deal with student loan interest rates

July 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Proposal co-sponsored by Sen. Hoeven would permanently address issueWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on a proposal to roll back the student loan interest rate that increased from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1 because Congress didn’t pass a plan to prevent it.
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Senators: Student loan interest rates to double

June 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Student loan rates will double Monday at least for a while after a compromise to keep student loan interest rates low proved unwinnable before the July 1 deadline, senators said Thursday. Continue Reading

North Dakota has many with student loans, but low debt loads

May 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Although the number of people who have student debt in North Dakota is among the highest in the nation, the average amount borrowed is among the lowest, according to a recent report. Continue Reading

Senate votes to bring back resolution on higher ed board

April 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Voters may still be able to decide whether the State Board of Higher Education should be replaced by a new full-time, three-member commission. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: To cut college costs, raise rates — graduation rates, that is

November 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

By raising graduation rates, lawmakers and college officials will be taking what might be the most efficient and cost-effective step toward making college more affordable for all. Continue Reading