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  • Save Student Aid | MASSPIRG Students
    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 MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks at a press conference releasing

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  • Higher Ed | MASSPIRG Students
    s financial aid on debit or prepaid cards that carry hefty fees Under some of these deals official student photo ID cards can double as debit cards Read more about Campus debit cards can carry downsides 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 Report Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student Debt The Campus Debit Card Trap Banks and other financial firms are taking advantage of a variety of opportunities to form partnerships with colleges and universities to produce campus student ID cards and to offer student 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 There is no A for effort Thursday May 24 2012 By Here s my statement on the failure to move debate forward on a bill to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling this July Related topics Higher Ed Read more about There is no A for effort 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 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 Media Hit Higher Ed Obama Romney focus on student debt as campaign issue This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a

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  • Higher Ed | MASSPIRG Students
    about 130 000 Letters Tell Congress Don t Double Student Loan Debt How To Save Money on Textbooks Wednesday March 14 2012 By Related topics Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Read more about How To Save Money on Textbooks 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 Stop student loan interest rates from doubling Wednesday March 7 2012 By Hannah Hutchinson MASSPIRG State Board Chair This July students will see their federal student loan interest rates DOUBLE unless Congress acts If rates double some of us would pay almost 5 000 more to repay our loans Related topics Higher Ed Read more about Stop student loan interest rates from doubling 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 Slideshow Higher Ed Sustainability Waste Umass Amherst Spring 2012 Higher Ed Sustainability Waste Read more about Umass Amherst Spring 2012 Low Loan Interest Rates More Work Study Pushed by Obama Wednesday January 25 2012 By In the annual State of the Union Address President Obama proposed measures to bring relief to almost 8 million students who will see their student loan interest rates double on new loans starting July 1st 2012 Related topics Higher Ed Read more about Low Loan

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  • Higher Ed | MASSPIRG Students
    Rich Williams US PIRG s higher education advocate takes on the student loan industry and advocates that Congress sustain if not increase financial aid Read more about Student Loan Defaults Skyrocket Double in Past 6 Years Report Higher Ed Obama s Budget Supporting Students not Banks A report by the USPIRG Higher Education Project estimates the impact of transferring 5 billion in student lender bank subsidies to Pell Grant recipients in each state Read more about Obama s Budget Supporting Students not Banks 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 Student PIRGs Demos United States Student Association Higher Ed Subpriming Our Students New Briefing Paper Says College Students Need Consumer Financial Protection Agency to Watchdog Risky Loans Read more about Subpriming Our Students Report Higher Ed Textbooks Course Correction The Student PIRGs conducted this study to determine how digital textbooks can live up to their potential as a solution Through a survey of 504 students from Oregon and Illinois and 50 commonly assigned textbook titles we confirm three fundamental criteria affordability printing options and accessibility We found that publishers digital e textbooks fail to meet these criteria and that an emerging form of digital textbooks open textbooks are a perfect match August 2008 Read more about Course Correction 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

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  • Higher Ed | MASSPIRG Students
    Rates Lowering Student Debt Updated 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 5 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 MASSPIRG

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  • PIRG in the News | MASSPIRG Students
    can agree on Dierdre Cummings the tax and budget program and legislative director for MASSPIRG joins forces with Andrew Moylan of the National Taxpayers Union to propose common sense solutions to cut the decifit Read more about A trillion we can agree on Media Hit Consumer Protection The Twinkie Tax MASSPIRG student Jacqueline DiPersio highlights how much taxpayer money goes to make junk food ingredients in her Letter to the Editor in the UMass Lowell Connector Read more about The Twinkie Tax Media Hit Consumer Protection Campaign to end unhealthy food subsidies MASSPIRG Student Samantha Demanbey urges Congress to cut subsidies for unhealthy foods in a letter to the editor of The Point at Fitchburg State Read more about Campaign to end unhealthy food subsidies Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 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 Media Hits by Campaign Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources MASSPIRG Students in Action North Shore student Kaitlyn Heathman speaks

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  • Updated Bottle Bill Campaign Announces Business Support | MASSPIRG Students
    costing our cities and towns money in expensive disposal fees Today s event was the launch of this effort but outreach done by the League of Women Voters MA Mass Recycle the Emerald Necklace Conservancy MASSPIRG and others resulted in a huge demonstration of support from small businesses These 350 businesses join a crowded field of supporters of H890 S1650 A statewide poll conducted by the MassINC Polling Group in 2011 showed 77 of Bay State residents support an update to the Bottle Bill As of press time 206 cities and towns in Massachusetts have passed local resolutions in support of the update It s getting more out of the landfill a lot that can be recycled isn t being recycled There s no real difference between a soda bottle and a water bottle plastic is plastic said Joe Hill owner of The New Berry Place in Pittsfield The Legislature has yet to take this bill up in the 2011 2012 session and it has been pending for several years Today s event showing the support of many businesses propels the momentum of this bill Updating the bottle bill will create jobs lower costs for cities and towns clean up parks rivers streets and highways and is popular with people across the State commented Representative Alice Wolf the chief sponsor the bill Senator Cynthia Creem serves as the chief sponsor in the Senate The Updated Bottle Bill Campaign comprising 90 organizations including Mass Municipal Association Mass Audubon Sierra Club MA Environmental League of MA Surfriders Foundation and many more is expanding its outreach to small businesses to counter the influence of the big businesses which oppose the bill Consumer Protection Waste Berkshire Community College MASSPIRG at MCLA About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Chapters Berkshire Community College Fitchburg State

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  • Public Transit is facing a hit from the Federal Government, but YOU can help! | MASSPIRG Students
    Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood a former Republican legislator declared it is the worst transportation bill in history Let s send a clear message to Congress We need to reduce our dependence on oil and invest in a smarter system that will provide the transportation choices Americans want Make them pay attention to what WE want Thanks Hannah Hutchinson State Chair MASSPIRG Berkshire Community College 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 Blog Posts by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Campaign Against Hunger and

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