New Graduate Student Loan Burdens -- Thanks Again GOP!

For most advocates for student aid, the biggest casualty in the the debt ceiling compromise reached by President Obama and Congress last month represented the least bad option: a change that would make graduate students responsible for the interest that accrues on their loans while they’re in school but leaves Pell Grants and other financial aid programs untouched (for now) But for graduate schools, the cut presents a challenge: how to help students and encourage enrollment as state and federal resources decline.

A Graduate Student Burden