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Friday, July 5th, 2013

Federal loan hikes worry university students

Unless Congress comes to an agreement to restore rates to the previous 3.4 percent, students taking out loans in the fall will have to pay them back at the significantly higher rate. Officials say this will tack on an additional $1,000 to the average borrower’s bill.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Texas State program offers financial aid assistance for local students

The recently opened Center for P-16 Initiatives will be hosting FAFSA Monday’s at San Marcos High School from now until the end of March for those people seeking financial aid for the 2011-2012 academic years.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Wentworth likens tuition set-aside to ‘direct theft’

Since deregulation of public university tuition rates, average tuition has increased 72 percent, according to the Coordinating Board. For some students who do not qualify for need-based aid, the realization that they are unknowingly helping to ease...

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