Students and Parents Shouldn't Be Misled on College Loans (Rep. Joe Courtney)

Today, the price of a college education is getting to be on par with that of a home purchase.  Now it has come to light that families may not be getting the best deal for their money but instead may be being steered to lenders that have set up financial deals with universities.  Underlying goals must be to provide students with adequate financial aid and loans, while not crippling them with debt upon graduation.  Paying for a college education is one of the largest financial commitments we undertake, and we must ensure that students and their parents are getting the right information to make an informed decision.