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High Interest Rates for Higher Ed

Rates can change depending on decisions in Washington, but with these rates on student loans, be sure to start saving early for high education to see optimal results.

7.9%: Interest rate of loans for parents or graduate students

About 2/3 of bachelor's degree recipients borrow money for college, whether from the government or private lenders, according to a Department of Education survey of 2007-2008 graduates. But paying back those loans isn't always easy. While subsidized Stafford loans are available at a 3.4% interest rate, if not temporarily, unsubsidized loans are 6.8%. But that's just for undergraduate students. For parents and graduates students, loans now cost 7.9%. Rates can change depending on decisions in Washington, but with these rates on student loans, be sure to start saving early for high education to see optimal results.

Source:

New York Times: "Answering Questions on Student Loan Rates and the Murky
Future," 9/14/2012

The Project on Student Debt, "Federal Student Loan Amounts and Terms for
Loans Issued in 2012-13," 6/29/2012

http://www2.blackrock.com/

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Delivered courtesy Joel W. Grams, CRPC®, CLTC,

Registered Representative, Financial Planner, 212 Capital Group

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(440) 835-4501 Ext 17, jgrams@212capitalgroup.com

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