Do the Children of Members of Congress Get Free College Education?
Really? The children of Members of Congress get free college education?
As a matter fact, the children of Members of Congress and their families pay for college in the same way millions of young men and women across this country do.
The facts: According to Title 2, Chapter 4, Section 60c-6, of the U.S. Code, Members of Congress and their families are not given any special student loan repayment privileges. That means no spouse, son, daughter or other relative of a Congressman or Congresswoman receive any beneficial financial treatment when it comes to their educational debt.
A real example of the story as it has been circulated online:
Monday on Fox news they learned that the staffers of Congress family members are exempt from having to pay back student loans. This will get national attention if other news networks will broadcast it. When you add this to the below, just where will all of it stop?
For more information concerning benefits received by Members of Congress, please visit the website of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
- Do members of Congress have to pay back student loans? Yes. (PolitiFact)
- Congress Not Exempt from Student Loans (FactCheck.org)