A handful of senators struggled Thursday to hold together a bipartisan deal to keep student loan rates from doubling on July 1 while their colleagues traded political barbs with little more than a week to go before the deadline.
North Texan Joanne Pierre-Louie was thrilled to become the first in her family to graduate college. But, the American born daughter of immigrants was so focused on finishing — that she neglected to calculate the real cost of a degree at the school of her dreams.
To help parents and students, starting next fall, the actual cost of college will be spelled out in a one-page summary. The financial information is called a “shopping sheet.”
Zach Williams studies diligently in pursuit of his dream. “I’d like to go to the Air Force Academy, go into the military and be a pilot,” Williams said.