interest rates http://wamc.org en Concerns Raised Over Pending Stafford Loan Rate Increase http://wamc.org/post/concerns-raised-over-pending-stafford-loan-rate-increase <p></p><p></p><p>Last year students at colleges across the region, and across the country, became concerned that interest rates on Stafford loans were set to double. Congress blocked the increase - but it was not a permanent measure. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is renewing his efforts to stop the rate hike. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:28:32 +0000 Pat Bradley 61017 at http://wamc.org Concerns Raised Over Pending Stafford Loan Rate Increase CT Officials Seek to Stop Student Loan Increase http://wamc.org/post/ct-officials-seek-stop-student-loan-increase <p>Several members of Connecticut&#39;s congressional delegation are calling for a stop to a planned interest&nbsp;rate increase on student loans.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney and Rosa DeLauro will be joined by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal for a news conference Monday at the Legislative Office Building. They&#39;re trying to draw attention to how the interest&nbsp;rate on subsidized Stafford student loans is set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:57:08 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41741 at http://wamc.org CT Officials Seek to Stop Student Loan Increase