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  • Rep. Kathleen Rice Introduces Bill to Ease Student Loan Debt
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: College Affordability

    GARDEN CITY, NY – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today introduced a new bill that would help ease student loan debt for millions of recent college graduates and their families. The Students and Families Empowerment Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code to effectively remove the $2,500 cap on deductions for student loan interest. Borrowers would be able to deduct all their interest for student loan amounts up to $750,000 – the same loan threshold as mortgage interest deductions. The bill w... Read more

  • SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND & RICE ANNOUNCE NEARLY $235,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR MOLLOY COLLEGE
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: College Affordability

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) announced today that Molloy College has been awarded $234,745 in federal grant funding to continue to improve support services for low-income and academically-needy students. Molloy is expected to continue receiving funding each year for a total of five years through the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Support Services program, which awards funds to colleges and universities to suppo... Read more

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