On the eve of a congressional vote on student loan program cuts, some UCSB students gathered in a peaceful action echoed on campuses across the country. UCSB student activists said they had been strategizing for several months, in concert with the University of California Students Association and the United States Student Association, to prevent increases in interest for federal student loans, as well as increases in student fees at the state level. They were at least partially successful: Gov. Schwarzenegger agreed to fix student loan interest rates.
Originally published 9:28 p.m., February 2, 2006
Updated 3:31 p.m., February 18, 2006
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