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Letter to Congress: Save Our Students From Rising Debt

Over the next several months, Congress is expected to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. We are writing to express our concerns about escalating student loan debt levels, and to urge you to support changes to higher education law that will lower the cost to students borrowing through the federal education loan system.