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    Loan Interest Rates from Doubling Students can breathe a sigh of relief today At least for the next year student strapped with debt will get a temporary reprieve from doubling interest rates on their loans borrowed next year Read more about President Signs Bill Preventing Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling News Release Health Care RESPONDING TO STUDENTS CONGRESS EXTENDS LOW COLLEGE LOAN RATE Statement of Rich Williams U S PIRG Higher Education Advocate on the Congressional passage of bipartisan legislation to prevent subsidized Stafford student loan interest rates from doubling Read more about RESPONDING TO STUDENTS CONGRESS EXTENDS LOW COLLEGE LOAN RATE News Release Student PIRGs Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt Banks Skim Millions in Fees from Student Aid Using Debit Card Linked Student IDs Washington D C Over 9 million students are at risk for increased educational debt due to bank affiliated student debit cards that come with high fees insufficient consumer protections and few options Financial institutions now have affinity partnerships with almost 900 campuses nationwide grafting bank products onto student IDs and other campus cards to become the primary recipient of billions in federal financial aid to distribute to students Read more about Banks Skim Millions in Fees from Student Aid Using Debit Card Linked Student IDs Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience

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    step to protect student consumers from financial tricks and traps by announcing a recess appointment of his well qualified nominee Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The CFPB can improve private student loans as well as credit cards and debit cards issued on campus Read more about New Consumer Finance Chief Can Lower Student Debt News Release Textbooks Textbook Rebellion Launches Cross Country Tour The Textbook Rebellion kicked off a six week cross country tour with events planned for 40 campuses nationwide At the tour stop the University of Maryland coalition members students faculty and a representative from the U S Department of Education were joined by the tour mascots Mr 200 Textbook and Textbook Rebel to announce the launch Read more about Textbook Rebellion Launches Cross Country Tour News Release Higher Ed College Students Subprimed Many of today s college students face unnecessary financial risks by relying on unregulated private student loans to pay for college with some students paying up to 18 percent interest Read more about College Students Subprimed Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact News Releases by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing Obesity Affordable Higher Education Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Blog

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    News Release Textbooks New Federal Law Will Curb Skyrocketing Textbook Costs A groundbreaking federal law designed to tackle the rapidly rising cost of textbooks has kicked in just in time to impact college students this fall The law which was part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act HEOA passed by Congress in 2008 is considered the first major federal action on this issue Read more about New Federal Law Will Curb Skyrocketing Textbook Costs News Release Higher Ed Textbooks Congress Moves to Cut Textbook Costs in Landmark Bill Marking the first major federal action to curb the skyrocketing cost of college textbooks Congress approved legislation today that will bring down prices for millions of students Read more about Congress Moves to Cut Textbook Costs in Landmark Bill Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact News Releases by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing Obesity Affordable Higher Education Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High

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    INPIRG Consumer Protection Big Credit Bureaus Big Mistakes Since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau began collecting complaints about credit reporting in October 2012 the CFPB has recorded more than 10 000 complaints about credit reporting Read more about Big Credit Bureaus Big Mistakes Report INPIRG Foods Public Health Food Safety Scares 2013 This report offers a snapshot look from October 2012 to October 2013 at multistate foodborne illness outbreaks identified by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Failures in the rules and processes that protect our food supply have led to numerous serious outbreaks over the past year that left many Americans sickened and at least 2 dead The economic cost of just the multistate outbreaks caused by food products recalled over the past 12 months comes to more than 22 million Read more about Food Safety Scares 2013 Report Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland The 2012 Trouble in Toyland report is the 27th annual U S Public Interest Research Group survey of toy safety In this report U S PIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards Read more about Trouble in Toyland Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference

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    and university refunds is the most significant partnership identified Read more about The Campus Debit Card Trap Report U S PIRG Higher Ed The Cost of College Will Soar if Interest Rates Allowed to Double The loans distributed by the U S Department of Education currently hold an interest rate of 3 4 percent But that rate is set to double if Congress fails to act by July 1 2012 If that occurs millions of students will see their interest rates soar to 6 8 percent on the new loans they take in the next year thereby causing a steep rise in their loan burden and effectively increasing the cost of attaining a college degree Read more about The Cost of College Will Soar if Interest Rates Allowed to Double Report Transit Transportation and the New Generation From World War II until just a few years ago the number of miles driven annually on America s roads steadily increased Then at the turn of the century something changed Americans began driving less By 2011 the average American was driving 6 percent fewer miles per year than in 2004 The trend away from driving has been led by young people Read more about Transportation and the New Generation Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make

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    look out for when picking a bank Read more about Big Banks Bigger Fees A National Survey of Bank Fees and Fee Disclosure Policies Report Other Growing Up Toxic Chemical Exposures and Increases in Developmental Disease A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the widespread use of chemicals in our society harms our health and the health of our children The incidence of many serious health problems including premature birth learning disabilities behavioral disorders asthma and allergies early puberty obesity diabetes reduced fertility and some types of cancer shows links with exposure to chemicals that can interfere with the process of growth and development Read more about Growing Up Toxic Chemical Exposures and Increases in Developmental Disease Report Other Unacceptable Risk Two Decades of Close Calls Leaks and Other Problems at U S Nuclear Reactors This report analyzes the unacceptable risks of nuclear power to people and the environment and demonstrates why the United States must move away from nuclear power and toward safer alternatives The report concludes with recommendations to the Obama Administration for addressing the risks posed by nuclear power including instituting a moratorium on the relicensing of existing aging nuclear power plants and on the licensing of new nuclear reactors This report also calls for the elimination of federal loan guarantees and other subsidies for nuclear power plants Read more about Unacceptable Risk Two Decades of Close Calls Leaks and Other Problems at U S Nuclear Reactors Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project

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    projections from independent sources to provide a detailed picture of repeal s impact on young adults The evidence reveals that young people would face significant costs if the Affordable Care Act is repealed Read more about The Cost of Repeal for Young Adults Examining the Impact of Repealing the New Federal Health Care Law on Young Adults Report Consumer Protection Trouble In Toyland The 25th Annual Survey of Toy Safety The 2010 Trouble in Toyland report is the 25th annual Public Interest Research Group PIRG survey of toy safety In this report U S PIRG provides safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for small children and provides examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards Read more about Trouble In Toyland The 25th Annual Survey of Toy Safety Report Transit A Track Record of Success As America moves toward construction of new high speed rail networks in regions throughout the country we have much to learn from experiences abroad High speed rail lines have operated for more than 45 years in Japan and for three decades in Europe providing a wealth of information about what the United States can expect from high speed rail and how we can receive the greatest possible benefits from our investment Read more about A Track Record of Success Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships

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    maintenance of our existing roads and bridges set national goals for the condition of our transportation system and hold state governments accountable for achieving results Read more about Road Work Ahead Report Transit Road Work Ahead Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America s Crumbling Roads and Bridges To fix our roads and bridges America first must fix our transportation policies To counteract the tendencies to neglect repair and maintenance we must adopt strong fix it first rules that give priority to maintenance of our existing roads and bridges set national goals for the condition of our transportation system and hold state governments accountable for achieving results Read more about Road Work Ahead Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America s Crumbling Roads and Bridges Report Transit The Right Track America s highways and airports are increasingly congested Our nation s transportation system remains dependent on oil And our existing transportation infrastructure is inadequate to the demands of the 21st century The United States should build an efficient and fast passenger rail network with high speed rail as a central component to help address the nation s transportation challenges in the 21st century Read more about The Right Track Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow

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