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  • There is no 'A' for effort | INPIRG
    reminded that there is no A for effort This debate is not about partisan gamesmanship in Washington but about a potential post graduation debt increase of 1 000 for every year a subsidized Stafford loan borrower is in school Average student debt is 25 000 and rising a crushing burden made worse by an uncertain job market This month students and their families are receiving financial aid award letters warning of the interest rate increase and causing nervous tension over the uncertainty With the political votes behind them we urge Senators who are truly concerned about students and the rising cost of higher education to find a bipartisan solution before the July 1 deadline Higher Ed 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 Blog Posts by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project 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 Speed Rail Fast

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  • INPIRG | Together we can make change happen
    college students across America When time runs out on July 1 2012 student loan interest rates will double for almost 8 million students More Pages first previous 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage 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 Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact 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 Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six media outlets covered a stop on the Textbooks Rebellion tour to promote affordable alternatives to outrageously expensive textbooks Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates Take Action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan Jobs for Graduating Seniors Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country consider a job with U

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  • Senators Block Bill to Keep Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling On July 1 | INPIRG
    top concern among students and has support from across the political spectrum The message to Congress is clear get it done There are any number of ways to pay for this important extension of low interest rates and we urge members to work together on behalf of the almost 7 5 million students facing increased debt to find a bipartisan solution Track the campaign on Twitter at DontDoubleMyRate 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

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  • The New Student Battle Cry: Don't Double My Rate! | INPIRG
    It s the deep debt that borrowers and their families must assume that has the public in an uproar There is good reason for the uproar The number of college students graduating with significant student loan debt at over 40 000 has tripled in the last decade Heavy student loan debt has also been shown to impedes workforce development and is slowing recovery in the housing market in particular as young people are putting off buying homes Until the economy grows strong again Congress must help Americans obtain the higher education and training needed to stay competitive by preventing the interest rate hike Time is running out Some question whether the uproar is strong enough to overcome the deeply partisan environment in Washington D C that has blocked movement on the issue in Congress The reality is that student aid issues have traditionally enjoyed strong support across the aisle The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 the act that set the lower interest rate was supported by 77 House Republicans dozens of Senate Republicans and signed into law by President Bush Congress may have changed since 2007 but the rest of us still believe strongly in college access and affordability Concern over high student debt and its ability to erode the advantage of a college education is deeply felt For the sake of individual students and the larger economy Congress should act quickly and heed the student calls to Don t Double My Rate Affordable Higher Education Student Consumer Action Network Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt 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

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  • INPIRG | Together we can make change happen
    Save Student Aid Campaign Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the Affordable Higher Ed campaign on your campus More Pages first previous 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage 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 Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact 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 Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six media outlets covered a stop on the Textbooks Rebellion tour to promote affordable alternatives to outrageously expensive textbooks Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates Take Action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan Jobs for Graduating Seniors Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country consider a job

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  • Students to Congress: Don’t Double Student Debt Rates | INPIRG
    ability pay my loans back adding several more thousand puts me further behind Samantha Durdock a sophomore at University of Maryland College Park currently has 8 000 in subsidized Stafford loans and expects to borrow another 15 000 Even though graduation is several years away I am worried about the amount of debt I will have I might not go to grad school as I have planned to avoid more debt If interest rates double the extra debt might also impact my ability to pay basic expenses like rent Subsidized Stafford loans are provided to almost 8 million low and moderate income students each year and do not accumulate interest while the borrower is in school If Congress does nothing this July 1st interest rates on these loans will double from 3 4 to 6 8 on new loans US Senator Reed D RI and Representative Courtney D CT authors of legislation to prevent interest rates from doubling addressed a large group of students before the letters were delivered INPIRG with Rebuild the Dream Campus Progress and the United States Student Association delivered 130 000 letters to House Speaker Boehner House minority leader Pelosi Senate Leader Reid and Senate minority leader McConnell Lawmakers can support the effort to keep interest rates from doubling by passing H R 3826 sponsored by Rep Courtney or S 2051 sponsored by Senator Reed President Obama has proposed a 1 year freeze on interest rates in his budget request to Congress a step in the right direction to make interest rates on student loans more responsive to trends in the economy 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

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  • Big Day for Open Education! | INPIRG
    EST for our webinar Open Education and Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis Video Competition Spearheaded by the U S Department of Education Creative Commons and the Open Society Institute the Why Open Education Matters video contest aims to help the public understand the value of open education through short creative videos Entries are due by June 25 2012 and winners will receive cash prizes up to 25 000 The panel of judges includes celebrities like Davis Guggenheim Nina Paley and James Franco More information Audio recording of today s conference call with Under Secretary Kanter Video by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announcing the video contest List of Open Education Week activities Open Education and Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis Tues 3 6 at 4 p m EST Textbooks 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 Blog Posts by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project 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

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  • INPIRG | Together we can make change happen
    everything you need to know to organize the Hunger campaign on your campus More Pages first previous 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 next last Visit Our Blog INPIRG Homepage 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 Search form Search Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact 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 Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six media outlets covered a stop on the Textbooks Rebellion tour to promote affordable alternatives to outrageously expensive textbooks Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates Take Action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan Jobs for Graduating Seniors Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country consider a job with U S PIRG Join our team of interns and volunteers get

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