WASHINGTOND.C. (TEC News) - Many future college students are groaning from the decision made by congress yesterday. The government never came up with an agreement last week on student loan rates and they doubled. The rates on subsidized government loans jumped from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. The increase does not apply to existing loans only to new ones affecting about 7 and a half million borrowers. The plan is for consolidation and linking rates. Both Democrats and Republicans are looking for ways to stop the increase. They will resume the conversation after the July 4th holiday.