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Hagan pushes to stop colleges using tax money for recruiting, marketing


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- If one US Senator has her way, North Carolina colleges and universities will soon have to pay out of pocket for marketing and recruiting.

As a proponent of President Obama's push to extend lower federal student loan interest rates, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) wants to take it one step farther. She has introduced a bill that would stop colleges and universities from using tax-payer dollars to pay for advertising, marketing and recruiting.

Instead they would have to use the money to help students.

"Many of our for-profit universities spend 23 percent to 40 percent of federal tax payer dollars on recruiting, advertising and marketing, when that money should be spent directly on the education of our students," Sen. Hagan said during an interview from Washington, DC, with WWAY.

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