The Daily Northwestern

Updated: Student loan interest rates double after Congress misses deadline

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 3, 2013

The interest rate on new subsidized Stafford loans doubled Monday, potentially affecting hundreds of Northwestern students looking for financial aid this fall. The rate increased from 3.4 to 6.8 percent after Congress failed...

ASG-backed petition on student loans to be delivered to Congress

Sophia Bollag, Summer Reporter

June 19, 2013

Associated Student Government president Ani Ajith is among more than 100 student body presidents who have signed a petition against a looming increase of student loan interest rates to be presented to Congress on Thursday. At...

Senate votes to consider major representation changes over summer

Sophia Bollag, Copy Chief

June 6, 2013

Student representation in Associated Student Government could face a shake-up following a decision to further review reform legislation over the summer. The bill, which would restructure Senate, was met with opposition at Wednesday's...