student loans http://wrvo.org en Gillibrand pushes for bill to cut student loan rates http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-pushes-bill-cut-student-loan-rates <p>As the debt load of recent college graduates continues to rise, New York's junior senator is stumping for a new bill that will cut the interest rate on federal student loans by nearly half.</p><p>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is one of about two dozen Democrats backing a bill that will reduce the loan rate on undergraduate loans to about 3.8 percent, from the nearly seven percent they sit at now. The bill would also bring down the interest rates for graduate school loans.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 19:48:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55758 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand pushes for bill to cut student loan rates Investigation launched into student debt relief industry http://wrvo.org/post/investigation-launched-student-debt-relief-industry <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s newly formed Student Protection Unit has launched an investigation into the student debt relief industry.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:22:54 +0000 Kate O'Connell 50470 at http://wrvo.org Investigation launched into student debt relief industry Obama to make a stop in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/obama-make-stop-syracuse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama will travel to Syracuse next week as part of a two-day bus tour to lay out his plan for reducing college costs.The president will also stop in Buffalo, Binghamton and northeastern Pennsylvania.</span></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:09:10 +0000 WRVO News 42637 at http://wrvo.org Obama to make a stop in Syracuse