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    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 News Release Higher Ed Senators Block Bill to Keep Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling On July 1 The bottom line is that this is important to future graduates and their families it is a top concern among students and has support from across the political spectrum Read more about Senators Block Bill to Keep Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling On July 1 News Release The State PIRGs Higher Ed Students to Congress Don t Double Student Debt Rates Washington D C With the student loan interest rate about to double this July for almost 8 million loan borrowers MASSPIRG Students and coalition partners deliver over 130 000 letters to Congress urging a different plan Read more about Students to Congress Don t Double Student Debt Rates Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable

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    the Bottle Bill lead to much higher recycling rates than curbside recycling alone which translates to tens of thousands of more jobs Read more about CRI Releases New Report Returning to Work Understanding the Domestic Jobs Impacts from Different Methods of Recycling Beverage Containers News Release MASSPIRG Consumer Protection Trouble in Toyland Our 26th annual Trouble in Toyland survey finds toxic dangerous toys still on store shelves Read more about Trouble in Toyland News Release MASSPIRG Transit Common Connections MASSPIRG s report on transportation highlights college students and senior citizens shared needs for dependable public transit Read more about Common Connections News Release US PIRG Higher Ed Obama Announces Initiatives to Ease Student Loan Debt Rich Williams US PIRG s Higher Education advocate explains why President Obama s new student loan reforms are a step in the right direction and a decisive victory for champions of affordable higher education Read more about Obama Announces Initiatives to Ease Student Loan Debt Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE 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

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    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 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 MASSPIRG Students 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 Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates

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    first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE 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 Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing our transportation report Common Connections Students support more affordable textbooks Students at UMASS Boston show off their energy efficiency knowledge Students at Fitchburg State table for the homeless UMASS Amherst students

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  • Reports | MASSPIRG Students
    continue to be a problem for students unless the cost of high priced new editions of college textbooks comes down Read more about Fixing the Broken Textbook Market 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 Report MassPIRG Education Fund Democracy Million Dollar Megaphones Outside spending by organizations that aggregate unlimited contributions from wealthy individuals and institutions is playing a significant role in the 2012 election cycle and much of it is not disclosed Read more about Million Dollar Megaphones Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big Money out of Politics New Voters Project Hunger and Homelessness Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports DONATE 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 Reports by Campaign New Voters Project Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources MASSPIRG Students in

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  • Reports | MASSPIRG Students
    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 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 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter

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  • Reports | MASSPIRG Students
    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 Report Consumer Protection Toward Common Ground Bridging the Political Divide to Reduce Spending Our nation faces unprecedented fiscal challenges as the commitments we ve made now and into the future far outpace our fiscal capacity Congress the President s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and citizens across the country must grapple with very difficult decisions about how we can put our fiscal house in order Read more about Toward Common Ground Bridging the Political Divide to Reduce Spending Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem

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  • Reports | MASSPIRG Students
    Cover to Cover Solution Report Consumer Protection Higher Ed Risking Our Future Middle Class Young Americans face lasting damage from the dual crises in the financial sector and in personal finance making it urgent that Congress pass strong financial reform legislation Read more about Risking Our Future Middle Class 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 Road Work Ahead 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 Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State University Holyoke Community College Mass College of Liberal Arts MassBay Community College Middlesex Community College North Shore Community College Salem State University UMass Amherst UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth UMass Lowell Westfield State University Get Involved Take Action Volunteer on Campus Campus Internships Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campaigns Make Textbooks Affordable 100 Renewable Energy Stop Overuse of Antibiotics Get Big

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