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SNAP cuts may affect students and families

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As of Nov. 1, the temporal boost agent for Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will no longer provide the same amount of assistance to families as it has been. Why the sudden change? Since 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided an economic boost for SNAP benefits. Without the Recovery Act boost the […]

Senate approves lowering student loan rates, tying them to market fluctuations

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The Senate yesterday approved a bill that would lower student loan interest rates, albeit tie them to fluctuations in the financial market. The bill could bring the interest rates for subsidized Stafford loans down from 6.8 percent to 3.9 percent for students if signed into law by President Obama. USA Today reports that Democrats worry the [...]

Congress doubles interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans

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The plan for future college graduates to pay off their student loan debt saw a roadblock on Monday when Congress voted to double the interest rate for Stafford loans. Back when the economy and job market were healthy, the biggest worry for high school students going into college was whether or not they would get [...]

Interest rate on student loans could double, lose six-month grace period

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More than $1 trillion. That’s the outstanding balance owed in U.S. student loans this year. Now the interest rate on some loans is set to double if congress doesn’t pass legislation.

December 28 – Morning Headlines

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Tim Chuey: rain, Wash-Jeff closed, no more homeless at Wheeler, Rite Aid robbery, crashed Civic driver un-licensed, burn barrels, Congress getting wealthier, car break-ins, VA code change, new laws on Sunday, Pro-EMX group, Nike duds...

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