Today the interest rates on government-backed student loans are set to double if Congress does not act. Presently, low- and middle-income pupils usually takes down federal loans—called Stafford Loans—at a price of 3.4 per cent. Today, under present legislation, this price increases to 6.8 percent—a price that may make repayment on pupil debt far more hard than it really is currently. PLUS loans, that are given to parents and graduate pupils at a consistent level of 7.9 %, can be more pricey, too. If Congress continues to stall, an incredible number of university students will dsicover their future loan obligations enhance substantially, placing further stress on future graduates who currently face a bleak task market.