Interest rates on many subsidized student loans could shoot up to 6.8% from 3.4% on Monday...

|By:, SA News Editor

Interest rates on many subsidized student loans could shoot up to 6.8% from 3.4% on Monday unless Congress moves on the issue, but that's not the biggest problem facing U.S. families, according to industry watchers. College tuition keeps rising at unsustainable rates creating mounds of debt for graduates. The impact on for-profit education companies (ESI, EDMC, APEI, LINC, BPI, LOPE, APOL, COCO, STRA, NAUH, CECO, DV) is seen as two-fold: In the short-term, attractive pricing in relation to traditional colleges and universities could help demand for the sector - but in the long-term there are risks that a student loan bubble could end the party abruptly.