Students First

Congressman Jim Matheson
2013-06-20 16:47:17
Dear Friend, Several weeks ago I wrote to tell you about the student loan debate facing Congress. Unfortunately, the July 1 deadline to prevent interest rates on federally subsidized student loans from automatically doubling is quickly approaching without a compromise from lawmakers. This means that over 110,000 Utah students could see their rates jump from 3.4% to 6.8%. Education has always been the key to opportunity in our country. There is no better investment we can make in our future than the education of our citizens. In America, everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their education. Earlier this spring, I co-sponsored the Student Loan Relief Act of 2013, a bill that would keep the federal interest rates at 3.4% for an additional two years. I think this solution will provide adequate time for Congress to come up with a permanent solution to student borrowing. Recently, I met with local students and their families to discuss student loans and what an increase could mean to their future. What I took away from our discussion was that across the board, paying more for student loans means qualified students could have to delay or forego many of their plans such as further schooling, starting a family, or buying a home. Their stories are among the most compelling reasons that Congress must come to a bipartisan consensus and address the July 1 deadline. If federal financial aid is affecting you or your family I want to hear from you. Click here to send me an email, or message me on facebook. I believe every Utahn deserves the opportunity to pursue an education, that�s why I am working on legislation to keep student loan interest rates from doubling. I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Utah families like yours. As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community. In particular, please let me know areas you find especially interesting or where I can provide you with additional information. I value your ideas, and I look forward to hearing from you. Congressman Jim Matheson, 4th Congressional District of Utah Contact information: Website: matheson.house.gov Washington, DC Office 2211 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone - (202) 225-3011 Fax - (202) 225-5638 Utah District Office 9067 South 1300 West Suite 101 West Jordan, UT 84088 Phone - (801) 486-1236 Fax - (801) 486-1417
June 20, 2013

Dear Friend,

Several weeks ago I wrote to tell you about the student loan debate facing Congress. Unfortunately, the July 1 deadline to prevent interest rates on federally subsidized student loans from automatically doubling is quickly approaching without a compromise from lawmakers. This means that over 110,000 Utah students could see their rates jump from 3.4% to 6.8%.

Education has always been the key to opportunity in our country. There is no better investment we can make in our future than the education of our citizens. In America, everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their education.

Earlier this spring, I co-sponsored the , a bill that would keep the federal interest rates at 3.4% for an additional two years. This solution will provide adequate time for Congress to come up with a permanent solution to student borrowing.

Recently, I met with local students and their families to discuss student loans and what an increase could mean to their future.  What I took away from our discussion was that across the board, paying more for student loans means qualified students could have to delay or forego many of their plans such as further schooling, starting a family, or buying a home. Their stories are among the most compelling reasons that Congress must come to a bipartisan consensus and address the July 1 deadline.  

If federal financial aid is affecting you or your family, please share your story. Click here to , or .

Every Utahn deserves the opportunity to pursue an education, that�s why I am working on legislation to keep student loan interest rates from doubling.  I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Utah families like yours. As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community. In particular,  areas you find especially interesting or where I can provide you with additional information.  I value your ideas and look forward to hearing from you.


Sincerely,

U.S. Representative
4th District of Utah
 

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Washington, DC Office
2211 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone - (202) 225-3011
Fax - (202) 225-5638
Utah District Office
9067 South 1300 West Suite 101
West Jordan, UT 84088
Phone - (801) 486-1236
Fax - (801) 486-1417