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"I can pay them off in a reasonable amount of time."

Like many other students at Central Michigan University, Political Science major Alex M. needed a little help to pay for her college education.

“Coming from a middle class family with an older sibling already in college, I have to pay for most of my own education through scholarships, grants and loans.”

She considered many options, but found Stafford Loans to be the most appealing.

“I took out Stafford Loans for one simple reason: they are the most affordable! They filled the gap after my scholarships and grants, and I’m happy to say that I was able to avoid high interest private loans. Lower interest rates, combined with the President’s plan for student loan reform, means I can pay them off in a reasonable amount of time.”

Having affordable loans is important, as Alex plans to attend law school to reach her dream of fighting for women’s rights internationally.

“It’s clear that President Obama has the concerns of real students in mind. Education should always be an affordable right, not an expensive privilege.”

Tell Congress to take action, and join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #DontDoubleMyRate.

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