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  • Protect Clean Air | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    pollution from power plants Lisa Jackson the Obama Administration s EPA Administrator is proposing limits on industrial carbon pollution from new power plants and they want to hear from the public before deciding to take action These new clean air standards would help protect public health and grow our economy by creating new jobs and industries in clean technologies But big corporate polluters are spending millions on TV ads lawsuits and lobbyists to stop them Stand up to corporate polluters and protect clean air by telling the EPA you support limits on carbon pollution from power plants Sustainability About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX 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

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  • Textbooks Project Packet | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on

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  • President Signs Bill Preventing Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    one of many policies championed early by a President who understands debt strapped students and families are struggling with rising college costs and an uncertain job market for graduates In January President Obama used his State of the Union address to urge Congress to come together to prevent interest rates from doubling on millions of student loans next year Without Congressional action the interest rate would have doubled from 3 4 to 6 8 on July 1st An interest rate increase would have resulted in 1 000 in additional debt for 7 5 million low and moderate income students who borrowed new federally subsidized Stafford loans next year The one year extension provides relief until Congress can approve a longer term measure Congress passed the legislation on Friday July 29th with a strong bi partisan vote PIRG advocates and students attended the signing ceremony this afternoon About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/news/sp/president-signs-bill-preventing-student-loan-interest-rates-doubling (2016-04-29)
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  • NJPIRG | Together we can make change happen Student Chapters
    them in a key position to help students save money Follow these guidelines to help minimize costs More 02 29 2012 Resource 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 More Pages first previous 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Intern with NJPIRG Learn more and apply As an NJPIRG intern you ll learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign You ll learn how to build teams of volunteers organize events

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/home?page=15 (2016-04-29)
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  • Victory for Students. | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    6 8 on July 1st Overwhelming support from students and families across the country showed our congressmen they needed to act This is an important step but we still have a long way to go to make college affordable That s why it s so important that Congress knows that this means something to students Click here to add you name to our Thank You to Congress and the President We ve worked hard to protect and expand student aid We helped pass the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act which increased the Pell Grant capped monthly loan payments and bolstered community colleges It was funded by cutting wasteful subsidies to banks and private lenders There s still much more to be done Today I m glad we re moving in the right direction Higher Ed Student Debt About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop

    Original URL path: http://njpirgstudents.org/blogs/nj/victory-students (2016-04-29)
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  • RESPONDING TO STUDENTS, CONGRESS EXTENDS LOW COLLEGE LOAN RATE | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    income students who borrow new federally subsidized Stafford loans next year Three months ago observers couldn t predict whether Congress mired down by partisanship and focused on the November election would act on this critical issue Yet a wave of student and borrower mobilization changed the political calculus confirming that college affordability is a key concern for young people their families and anyone who cares about the U S having a high skill competitive economy Today s victory is another important step in getting rising student loan debt under control When Congress considers further action to decrease student loan debt they ll know that students are paying close attention Students and borrowers saddled with debt all across the country made their voices heard In March dozens of students gathered in front of the Capitol to deliver over 130 000 letters telling Congress Don t Double My Rate In May and June students lobbied their lawmakers and participated in media events to amplify their voices Student body presidents across the country rallied their campuses with 275 presidents writing letters to their lawmakers and newspapers demanding action to extend the current low rate Widespread action across the country continues to show Americans strongly support making college affordable A large coalition of student youth consumer parent higher education and religious groups organized dozens of on the ground events in districts and mobilized hundreds of thousands of citizens to call or write their lawmakers The House of Representatives passed legislation on Friday with a strong bi partisan vote of 373 52 and the Senate passed the bill with a 74 19 vote The student loan provisions were included in H R 4348 which included a package of issues including the 2 year reauthorization of the transportation bill The President is expected to sign the

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  • Banks Skim Millions in Fees from Student Aid Using Debit-Card-Linked Student IDs | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    aid program now have a banking partnership Higher One the biggest financial firm has partnerships with 520 colleges that enroll 4 3 million students Currently 12 5 or 1 in 8 of all federal aid recipients nationally disburse their aid money into a Higher One OneAccount Wells Fargo the biggest bank in the market partners with 43 campuses that enroll over 2 million students Many of the country s largest colleges already have agreements Currently 32 of the 50 largest public 4 year universities 26 of the largest 50 community colleges and 6 of the largest 20 private not for profit schools have debit or prepaid card contracts with a bank or a financial firm according to U S PIRG Education Fund research 2 There is big money at stake The biggest firm in the business Higher One makes 80 of its revenues by siphoning fees from student aid disbursement cards totaling 142 5 million of its 176 3 million total revenues in 2011 according to SEC filings These fees include ATM and other transaction fees overdraft fees and interchange fees imposed on merchants who accept cards 3 The most impacted students are among the neediest Students most reliant on financial aid come from low and moderate income backgrounds Roughly 40 of freshmen are first generation college students and 25 of all students are both first generation and low income 4 The service appears to be endorsed by the colleges Huntington Bank paid 25 million to co brand and link their checking accounts with Ohio State University student IDs Other schools receive substantial payouts revenue sharing deals and large reductions in administrative costs Many bank contracts require aid recipients to visit their website before they choose how to receive their aid into an existing account on a check or on

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  • NJPIRG | Together we can make change happen Student Chapters
    Center and the Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center More 01 18 2012 Resource Voter Protection Toolkit Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize a voter protection campaign on your campus More 01 18 2012 Resource Student Consumer Action Network Project Packet Download this resource for everything you need to know to organize the consumer campaign on your campus More Pages first previous 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 next last Visit Our Blog NJPIRG Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden Rutgers New Brunswick Rutgers Newark Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns Don t Get Ripped Off Don t Frack the Delaware Energy Service Corps Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Citizens United No Bees No Food Save ABX Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Search form Search Tweets by NJPIRGStudents Students in Action RSS Contact NJPIRG in Action DontFracktheD Get Involved Three million New Jerseyans get their drinking water from the Delaware Water Basin let s make sure the commission in charge of protecting the basin keeps fracking out So You Need Health Insurance Now What Get the Guide Having the facts can make all the difference when it comes to health insurance To make the most of new choices protections and financial help you need good information Our guide can help you find quality coverage that won t break the bank Intern with NJPIRG Learn more and apply As an NJPIRG intern you ll learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign You ll learn how to build teams of volunteers organize events on campus and

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