The numbers are staggering: The cost of college has increased 440% over the past 25 years,1 students are graduating with an average of $26,000 in college loans,2 and student loan debt is now at more than $1 trillion—more than the nation's combined credit card debt.3
But it could get even worse. Congress is on the verge of letting student loan interest rates double just two weeks from today. If we let that happen, we'll lose our best opportunity to provide relief for millions of students and graduates being crushed by student loan debt—and miss our chance to have a real national conversation about what investing in students might look like.
That's why MoveOn members coast to coast are rallying at the offices of members of Congress next Thursday, June 27, to send a clear message to Congress: Don't Double Our Rates!
We still need a host for an event near San Antonio. Can you step up and lead? Click here to post your gathering for Thursday, June 27:
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