- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State University of New York students from across the state are heading to the Capitol to meet with state lawmakers and press issues of concern, like the cost of textbooks and availability of on-campus child care.

Lori Mould is a graduate student at Empire State College and the president of the SUNY Student Assembly. She says the Textbook Affordability Act is one of the major points in the students’ legislative agenda to be discussed Tuesday.

Student loan interest rates are another concern. Mould says student loan interest rates are as high as 7.9 percent, while corporate banking centers have received loans with interest rates of only .75 percent.

The Student Assembly is advocating to remove student loan interest rates from market standards and lower them to a manageable fixed rate.


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