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News stories tagged with "financial-aid"

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Photo: hmocopymonkey, Creative COmmons, some rights reserved

Gillibrand: Rate compromise would leave students "laden with debt"

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she voted against a recent compromise on student loans because the interest rates shouldn't be tied to market rates.

Congress let interest rates on government subsidized student loans double on July first to nearly seven percent.  Go to full article

State aid to college students on the chopping block

Governor Paterson is proposing cuts to financial aid that could take millions of dollars in tuition money off the table for New Yorkers getting ready to attend college. Bill Short, at St. Lawrence University, is director of the school's Higher Education Opportunity Program, one of the state plans that could see a 6% cut in state funding. He tells Jonathan Brown this would reverse years of investing in the education of native New Yorkers, and it comes at a bad time for students.  Go to full article

Bill Would Allow Financial Aid Flexibility for Students in Transition

The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) has introduced a bill they say would help students whose family incomes change radically in mid-year to make changes to their financial aid. Gregory Warner reports.  Go to full article

SLU Student Fights for Loans

Haddie White is a junior at St. Lawrence University. She spent much of this week in the student union, behind a table of literature and sample letters to legislators about the proposed cuts to financial aid. As she told Gregory Warner, the impact of the cuts on her life would be drastic.  Go to full article

SUNY Chancellor Promotes Tuition Hikes at SUNY Canton and Potsdam

SUNY Chancellor Robert King came to SUNY Potsdam and Canton campuses yesterday. He's on a statewide tour of SUNY schools to try to drum up support for his "SUNY Tuition Guarantee" - a plan to institute regular tuition increases.  Go to full article

SUNY Students Rally in Albany

Hundreds of students from the State University of New York lobbied at the state capitol for funding restoration to student loan programs. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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