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Grad Asks Congress to Help Lower Debt

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EUGENE, Ore. — A Willamette High graduate is asking Congress to help lower the cost of college.

Amber Lee just graduated this year. Soon she enlisted to help Oregon Senator Ron Wyden in his effort to create legislation, that could help alleviate the financial burden college-bound students are stuck with.

In a recent presentation to Congress, she says while she’s qualified and willing to contribute all she can to getting her degree, it’s not enough.

“Whatever I make over the summer, I’ll contribute the $9,822 and whatever is left then I’ll have to take out loans, but I’m not sure that a frugal summer spent serving ice cream can make a dent,” Lee said.

Senator Wyden’s office says it is offering help to any students searching for ways to pay for college.

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