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Unformatted text preview: 7. Yes, they should. APRs generally don’t provide the relevant rate. The only advantage is that they are easier to compute, but, with modern computing equipment, that advantage is not very important. 8. A freshman does. The reason is that the freshman gets to use the money for much longer before interest starts to accrue. 9. The subsidy is the present value (on the day the loan is made) of the interest that would have accrued up until the time it actually begins to accrue. 10. The problem is that the subsidy makes it easier to repay the loan, not obtain it. However, the ability to repay the loan depends on future employment, not current need. For example, consider a student who is currently needy, but is preparing for a career in a high-paying area (such as corporate finance!). Should this student receive the subsidy? How about a student who is currently not need...
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