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This is the VOA special english education report.

Today, we talk more about the costs of higher education in the United States. If you missed last week's report, you can find it at VOAspecialenglish.com.

Foreign students who need finacial aid generally have to seek it from the school itself or their own government or employer.

If you follow the news, then you know that president Obama recently signed healthcare reform legislation, but one of the two bills he signed into a law also made unrelated changes in the Federal students loan program. These changes will require a new loans to come directly from the department of education. The department already makes these Federally guarantee loans for Amercian citizens and permanent legal residents.

But since 1993, it has also paid private lenders to provide them. Now as July first, all new loans will go through the direct loan program only.

Officals say the new law will save the government 61 billion dollars over ten years. The plan is to use more than half the savings to provide more federal tail grants to need students.

A few billion will also go to schools that traditonally serve minorities and to help two year community colleges. David Dean is a senior vice president of Amercian Association of Community Colleges, "everybody in higher education benefits from almost this bill" .

The new law will reduce the most the borrowers must repay each year from 15 percent of their income to 10 percent. And the longest repayment period will be shortened from 25 years. Any remaining that will be forgiven after 20 years or ten if borrowers enter public service.

Supporters in higher education said the final bill did not go far enough. Repubican opponents called it an unnecessary government takeover of private industry.

Another criticism was that the finacial services industry could lose about 30,000 jobs.

The department of education reported last year that about two thirds of graduates from four year colleges had student loan debt. The average was about 23,000 dollars.

And that's the VOA special english education report written by Nancy Stabike. You can discuss education and other subjects on our facebook page at VOA learning english. And you can find transcripts and podcasts atVOAspecicalenglish.com. I'm Steve Ember.
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