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Sen. McCaskill hosting roundtable at local high school focused on college affordability

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In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Senate Consumer Protection subcommittee Chair Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks questions during hearings in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Senate Consumer Protection subcommittee Chair Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks questions during hearings in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Missouri U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill will be in St. Louis Monday to talk about the possibility of refinancing student loans.

At 10 a.m., Sen. McCaskill will host a roundtable at Metro High School. The roundtable will be focused on making college more affordable and accessible to kids across the state. She plans to talk with students, teachers and families about some of their concerns, the biggest of which is usually money.

A Missouri college graduate has an average of $25,000 in student loan debt.

Sen. McCaskill is backing legislation that would allow people to refinance their student loans at lower interest rates. The United States Department of Education said the legislation would benefit more than 500,000 students in Missouri.  

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