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McCaskill Talks Missouri Higher Education with University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe

June 20, 2013

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill met this week with University of Missouri (UM) System President Tim Wolfe to discuss university affairs, and the System's efforts to help keep federally-backed student loan rates affordable for Missouri students. The UM System spans the state, including campuses in Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla, and St. Louis.

"I received my undergrad and law degree from the University of Missouri, so I personally know the important role President Wolfe plays in Missouri's higher education system," McCaskill said. "My meeting with Tim keeps me confident in the future of these great universities, and hopeful for our students looking for an affordable, yet valuable education."

Since joining the Senate in 2007, McCaskill has been a strong supporter of higher education opportunities. She has previously fought for an expansion of federal student loans, and just last year led the charge to prevent a drastic increase in student loan interest rates.

McCaskill also previously helped pass the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which made college more affordable for Missouri families by boosting Pell Grants, cutting interest rates on college loans, and providing loan forgiveness for students who spend ten years in public service, as well as opening up TEACH Grants for undergraduates who commit to teaching in high-need school districts.

Read more about McCaskill's work to expand educational opportunities HERE.

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