Interest rates on newly issued subsidized Stafford loans doubled on Monday.
The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation has been working with families to help them understand what that means when planning for college.
As of July 1, the interest rate jumps from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.
Tara Payne is vice president of the Center for College Planning.
She says her concern is that students who qualify for subsidized federal loans are the ones with the greatest need.