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Provide dependent American students with fair loans and with terms equal to that of federal loans.

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Students from RACL (Regents American College London) have been unable to access Federal Aid for some time now. This aid is essential to us all; it is the money that funds our studies and covers our living costs. RACL has not been processing these loans for us students (due to reasons that have not been made clear to us) and have not given us a true and fair alternative. All American students just as British students have a right to government funded educational loans. As a western society we pride ourselves on the fact that any of us can access higher education.Yet we, at Regents American College London, are told to apply for private loans. Private loans have extreme conditions and are not safe for us take out, and many are not in positions to even be able to take out private loans. Due to this some students are in positions where they might be kicked out of their flats before the terms end. Us students must unite and make our institution fair for all, students need to voice this issue and ask Webster University and Regents University (the responsible parties for RACL) to bring about a fair alternative of loans that have the same terms as federal aid. These loans must allow all American RACL students access to funding for their studies; just as any Americans would receive under any other American university. The UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1966 declares, in Article 13, that "higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education".  Vice chancellor of Regents University, Aldwyn Cooper (coopera@regent.ac.uk), and President of Webster University, Elizabeth Stroble (stroble@webster.edu), please remember this education is our right. Spread the word.  #studentsforstudents begins today.  



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