It has not escaped student and parent consciousness that Congress is paying more attention to internal political battles than the people who elect them. Last week those we elected chose not to act to prevent the doubling of student loan interest rates for undergraduate students at a cost of an additional $4,000 or more in student loan interest per student. This is troubling on three fronts.
Students and their families can get even by realizing that it is not business as usual in the financing of their futures. To do well in spite of Congress (and vote accordingly) is the best revenge. They can get even with Congress by paying attention to which legislators have been helpful to them and voting the others out of office.
Students and their families can take steps to purchase a quality higher education that does not come at the expense of their financial well-being by:
These steps will help families have lower student loan debt levels so that students can move forward. When students who have graduated begin to marry and start a family, they can rid themselves of the necessity to participate in government student loan programs by purchasing prepaid college plans for the next generation in their families freeing themselves forever from the whims of Congress when it comes to student loans.