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  • 2012 Starts with a Win!! | INPIRG
    full authority to regulate private student lenders like Sallie Mae or the Wall Street banks that destroyed the economy The President used his constitutional authority to announce this recess appointment so the CFPB could get to work With a director in place the CFPB can protect students and citizens from the financial tricks of private student loan lenders big banks debt collectors credit bureaus mortgage companies payday lenders and others Join me and take a minute to celebrate this is an exciting victory Then please thank the president for taking this important step on behalf of students and consumers Student Consumer Action Network Consumer Protection Add new comment Comments qynbuweeaiyh November 5 2012 11 31pm Rfnmmrmvjz Canada Goose Jackor Megtgb Xnpzezp Coach Factory Outlet Yzvccax reply 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

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  • Textbooks | INPIRG
    By Thanks for being part of INPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Related topics Consumer Protection Higher Ed Hunger Sustainability Textbooks Transit Read more about Highlights from Fall Semester Add new comment Big Day for Open Education Monday March 5 2012 By Today kicked off two major initiatives for open education the first annual Open Education Week and the Why Open Education Matters video competition Related topics Textbooks Read more about Big Day for Open Education Resource Textbooks Federal Textbook Price Disclosure Law The HEOA short for the Higher Education Opportunity Act is a higher education reform bill passed by Congress in 2008 Among the many provisions in HEOA was a set of important regulations to help make textbooks affordable which went into effect July 1 2010 Keep Reading about Federal Textbook Price Disclosure Law Resource Textbooks Make Textbooks Affordable Recommendations to Faculty Faculty are in charge of selecting textbooks which puts them in a key position to help students save money Follow these guidelines to help minimize costs Keep Reading about Make Textbooks Affordable Recommendations to Faculty Resource Textbooks Tips to Save on Textbooks Even though students are stuck paying publishers outrageous prices you do have a few tools to reduce how much you spend Being a smart consumer could save you hundreds of dollars every year Follow these tips to save on textbooks Keep Reading about Tips to Save on Textbooks Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs A push to create free or inexpensive textbooks is gaining momentum as educators philanthropists and policymakers nationwide search for new ways to rein in college costs Read more about Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs Pages first

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  • Textbooks | INPIRG
    give the rundown on the campaign check out the NYT s Guide to Finding Cheap Textbooks Related topics Textbooks Read more about Ripoff 101 Tips for Saving on Textbooks 1 comment Add new comment Report Textbooks A Cover to Cover Solution The Student PIRGs conducted this study to evaluate options from the traditional textbook market rentals e books and e readers and open textbooks as potential next steps to reduce the high cost of textbooks The report finds that student preferences vary widely and that options like rentals and e books only appeal to a subset of students Open textbooks have the highest potential as a solution because they can meet the needs of all students Read more about A Cover to Cover Solution News Release Textbooks New Laws Free Books and Textbook Rentals Could Help Curb Rising Costs This Fall BOSTON Mass August 26 2010 Students across the country are gearing up for sticker shock over textbook prices this semester The average student spends 900 per year on textbooks and new calculations by INPIRG show that costs have increased at an astounding rate textbook wholesale prices have risen more than four times the rate of inflation over the last two decades 1990 2009 Read more about New Laws Free Books and Textbook Rentals Could Help Curb Rising Costs This Fall 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 Report Higher Ed Textbooks Course

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  • Textbooks | INPIRG
    financial burden MASSPIRG conducted a survey of 287 professors from a variety of disciplines at Massachusetts colleges and universities over the fall semester of 2006 to get their views on textbook industry practices that drive up prices February 2007 Read more about Exposing the Textbook Industry Report Textbooks Limited Knowledge The future of academic research is in peril University budgets are decreasing while the cost of academic journals is skyrocketing As a result universities are unable to purchase vital journal subscriptions that help boost the quality and success of new academic research Fortunately new and innovative solutions are growing in popularity and have the potential to change the future of academic communication September 2005 Read more about Limited Knowledge Report Textbooks A Guide to Establishing Textbook Rental Services One innovative way to lower textbook costs is allowing students to rent rather than purchase their textbooks each semester This document is a twelve step guide for colleges and universities interested in lowering textbook costs for students by transitioning to a textbook rental service or exploring new innovative business models July 2005 Read more about A Guide to Establishing Textbook Rental Services Report Higher Ed Textbooks Ripoff 101 2nd Edition In order to both confirm our initial findings and to follow up on a number of anecdotal reports of additional problems with textbook pricing the State PIRGs conducted an expanded survey of the most widely purchased textbooks at 59 colleges and universities across the country February 2005 Read more about Ripoff 101 2nd Edition Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 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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  • Health Care | INPIRG
    out to students in Indiana with tips on checking out their coverage options in other ways Read more about Top Student Tips for Bypassing Healthcare gov Glitches and Getting Enrolled 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 Report Health Care The Three Trillion Dollar Question What Health Care Reform Can Save For Families Businesses and Taxpayers Without health care reform the United States is projected to spend over 40 trillion on health care in the next decade Experts estimate that thirty percent of that spending up to 12 trillion dollars will be wasted on ineffective care pointless red tape and counterproductive treatments that can actually harm patients Read more about The Three Trillion Dollar Question What Health Care Reform Can Save For Families Businesses and Taxpayers 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 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

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  • Indiana University | INPIRG
    Bloomington so they could have a vehicle to work on issues that they care about like protecting the environment standing up for their rights as consumers and as students and making a difference in the local community through service and education about hunger and homelessness Over the years INPIRG has registered thousands of IU students to vote raised more than 20 000 for hunger homelessness relief and has trained more than 200 interns to work on important social issues INPIRG s DC based staff shared with other PIRGs have been instrumental in passing SAFRA Credit Card and Banking Reform and protecting the environment Moving forward the students in INPIRG have big plans We are currently working to stop global warming by limiting pollution from power plants fight hunger and homelessness stop the flow of corporate money in politics and educate students on the new health care laws from the Affordable Care Act coming out this fall We hope you will join us Latest News Halloween costume run raises money for local homeless 12 31 2011 An over easy egg a lady bug a man with his bare buttocks exposed and a barefoot man with an afro wig ran through IU s campus Saturday afternoon These costumed figures More Recycling in the Villas 11 07 2011 Greetings I hope you all had a great week Here s what INPIRG was up to this weekend Sustainable U Recycling Program The Villas recycling program is designed to make More Pledge INPIRG 10 24 2011 Yes it s that time of year again INPIRG Pledge week If you ve already pledged thank you With your help we re making a difference on some of our country s most pressing More previous 3 of 4 next IU Chapter Election 2012 Use Your Vote Raise Our

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  • Get Our Online Voter Registration Tool | INPIRG
    Southern California the University Presidents sent out an all campus email with a link to the tool that helped to register almost one thousand people Fill out the form to get your online tool Your Name Email Phone School City State Zip Organization Group Would you like to add your logo to the tool Select Yes No 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 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

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  • Consumer Protection | INPIRG
    aid disbursements on debit or prepaid cards In addition to on campus services such as student ID functions offered on the card some cards offer traditional debit card services linked to bank accounts other cards provide additional reloadable prepaid card functions The disbursement of financial aid and university refunds is the most significant partnership identified Read more about The Campus Debit Card Trap The New Student Battle Cry Don t Double My Rate Wednesday April 25 2012 By Related topics Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt Read more about The New Student Battle Cry Don t Double My Rate Campaign Democracy Democracy Read more about Democracy Resource Consumer Protection FAILbook Facebook makes it pretty tough for you to control who gets to see your personal information This guide will walk you through step by step how to adjust your settings to control who can see your information on Facebook Keep Reading about FAILbook Today CFPB to announce overdraft fee investigation unveil penalty box disclosure possibly end 39 lattes Wednesday February 22 2012 By Today CFPB to announce overdraft fee investigation unveil penalty box disclosure possibly end 39 lattes By Ed Mierzwinski Consumer Program Director Related topics Consumer Protection Read more about Today CFPB to announce overdraft fee investigation unveil penalty box disclosure possibly end 39 lattes Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs A push to create free or inexpensive textbooks is gaining momentum as educators philanthropists and policymakers nationwide search for new ways to rein in college costs Read more about Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs Resource Consumer Protection Student Consumer Action Network Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the consumer campaign on your campus Keep Reading about Student

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