One thing you can do while in school is to pay interest on your Direct Unsubsidized or Direct PLUS loans while you are enrolled, which can amount to a substantial decrease in your overall loan once you graduate.If you choose not to pay the interest while you’re in school, it will be added to the unpaid principal amount of your loan, which can substantially increase the amount you repay, especially if you are receiving multiple loans for a multi-year program.If one district votes it down, the proposal is dead.
He also suggested instead of consolidation initiatives coming from school boards, allowing county shared services panels or voter referendums to to initiate school consolidation.Now, due to new legislation, federal loans are only eligible for consolidation during a grace period (when borrowers graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment), repayment or deferral.In some cases, borrowers may consolidate federal loans that have slipped into default, but this depends on many factors.A 2014 study by the state Association of School Business Officials found 12 mergers took place throughout the state from 1996 to 2014. The state Education Department lays out why consolidating districts is difficult, including the fear of losing local identity, the perception that one district will benefit more than the other, uncertainty that the new board and district will operate as proposed, belief that a larger student body will result in less personal attention and opportunity for extracurricular activities and sports, concern that the new district will cost more, concern that bus rides will be longer and a fear of employees that they will lose job security. There has to be an indication of public support for the merger, and usually this is done through a straw poll, though petitions can be used.If voters in each district approve, there is a second vote in each district.
The short answer is because the money eventually goes away.