|Braley Highlights Clear Choice on College Affordability During Statewide College Tour|
|News Releases - Politics & Elections|
|Written by Sam Lau|
|Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:38|
Statewide College Tour
Braley visited eight colleges and universities across Iowa to highlight his plans to make college more affordable, while Ernst would cut Pell Grants that thousands of Iowa students rely on
With a new school year beginning at colleges and universities across Iowa, Bruce Braley visited eight colleges across the state this week to meet with students and discuss the clear choice in the U.S. Senate race on college affordability. While Braley is working to reduce the burden of college costs, Joni Ernst said she’d do away with federal student loans and Pell grants, which could put college out of reach for the hundreds of thousands of Iowans who rely on that aid to afford a college education. Ernst’s reckless, Tea Party plan to replace federal aid with private student loans would have devastating effects for Iowa’s students: many students now receiving federal aid might not be able to qualify for private credit-based loans; when they are available, private student loans can be much more expensive with interest rates as high as 18 percent; and students face more risk without the repayment flexibility available with federal aid.
See some highlights from the tour in our new web video.
Braley has delivered results and worked to reduce the burden of college costs by expanding Pell Grants, keeping student loan interest rates low, and renewing tax credits that offset tuition and college costs.
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