WASHINGTON, DC –On Monday June 25, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold a press conference with students urging Congress to take action before student loan rates automatically double from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1. Without legislative action, Connecticut students who rely on Stafford loans will be forced to pay an average of $807 extra per year. Himes will be joined by Melanie Sabol, a Southern Connecticut State University student from Shelton who relies on Stafford loans to attend college, and other local students.

WHO: Congressman Jim Himes
Local Students

WHAT: Press conference on student loan rates

WHEN: Monday, June 25 at 10:15 a.m.

WHERE: UCONN Stamford - Atrium
1 University Place, Stamford