INFOGRAPHIC: Senate Deal Treats Students Like Cash Cows

With market interest rates so low this year, students taking out loans will pay a lower rate than current law of 6.8 percent -- for now. But without strong enough protections from high rates in the future, this infographic demonstrates how the deal will actually milk students in the coming years.
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The Senate is voting on a deal to change interest rates on federal student loans, pegging the rates to the 10-year Treasury note. With market interest rates so low this year, students taking out loans will pay a lower rate than current law of 6.8 percent -- for now. But without strong enough protections from high rates in the future, the infographic below demonstrates how the deal will actually milk students in the coming years.

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