Restore access to Federal Subsidized loans for graduate students.
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Restore access to Federal Subsidized loans for graduate students.

    1. Gregory Bartoszek
    2. Petition by

      Gregory Bartoszek

      Chicago, IL

Without subsidized loans it is almost impossible for under-privileged students to afford a graduate degree, especially in areas such as social work, or the arts. If a student were to pay the 6.8 interest during a master’s program and transfer to a PhD program, the debt would essentially double before achieving a doctorate. For every dollar loaned a student would pay back near two. For some disciplines you can't legally practice without a masters.  Many students will be trapped in Limbo where they have already earned their BA and can't afford the MA to get a job.  For these students they will pay back their loans yet will have their dreams denied.  Stopping these loans from being taken away will prevent 18 billion dollars in interest from being charged to American graduate students each 10 years. This is the equivalent to 3 months in Afghanistan but will take us a lifetime to repay.

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    • Ana Genkova CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a graduate student and in need of loans to pay for my education.

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    • Carmen Hulda Velez PUERTO RICO
      • about 2 years ago

      We need to work and study, but we have to live, and for that is why we need it .

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    • Gary Noll NORTHWOODS, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I was a graduate student (Ph.D. 1968) and what with assistantships and summer work, was able to finish my academic work without debt. Now support has dwindled and students must borrow. At the very least they should get no or low interest loans.

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    • Xinyu Chen CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Though I don't have to pay this but as an international student I know how hard it is to pay loans after school. It's not only for my friends who really need this but also for those who are suffering from this.

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    • Jerome Lacroix CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Education should not put into debt students because it discriminates students on their wealth rather than on their skills. Education is long-term beneficial for the country, then I believe the government who run the country should help in supporting more affordable college degree. This is the case in France, my home country, and in many country in Europe.

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