Potential bipartisan deal on student loans could save govt $8 billion over next decade

  • by: PHILIP ELLIOTT , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 20, 2013 - 6:05 PM

WASHINGTON — A handful of senators struggled Thursday to hold together a bipartisan deal to keep student loan rates from doubling on July 1 while their colleagues traded political barbs with little more than a week to go before the deadline.

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