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USU student leaders applaud student loan compromise bill

Editors note: Douglas Fiefia, a Huntsman student majoring in Business Administration, is also the Utah State University Student Body President and president of the Utah Student Association.

Herald Journal

By Kevin Opsahl

Two Utah State University student leaders lauded the Senate’s compromise bill on student loan interest rates. The agreement includes bringing the rate back down to what it was before it doubled to 6.8 percent in July.

Doug Fiefia, a student member of the Board of Trustees and president of the Associated Students of USU, and Erik Mikkelsen, a student member of the Board of Regents — Utah’s higher education governing board — both made comments on the legislation, which still faces a House vote before going to the president.

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