Take Action: Tell Senators Casey and Specter to Make College More Affordable
President Obama has a plan to strengthen America by making college more affordable for millions of Americans.
The President proposes to save almost ten billion dollars a year by shutting down a program that gives banks wasteful subsidies on student loans. He wants to devote the savings – as much as $87 billion over 10 years -- to Pell Grants and other programs that help students pay for college. It would also expand programs to improve college access and completion, to make sure millions of additional young people can benefit from postsecondary education.
Unfortunately, loan company lobbyists are putting a lot of pressure on Pennsylvania Senators to save their wasteful subsidies at the expense of students and their families. When the loan companies come knocking, we want to make sure that Sen. Casey and Sen. Specter know that students have their back.
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Hint: Your message is more likely to be read if you include a personal message, especially about your experience paying for college.