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  • Save Student Aid | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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

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  • Higher Ed | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    avoid the fees that pile up when they elect to receive their financial aid on a debit card but new research from a consumer advocacy group finds that these companies throw up roadblocks to keep the fee revenue rolling in even as colleges make big bucks off their affiliations with these institutions Read more about Students Lose When Financial Aid Goes Onto Fee Laden Debit Cards Media Hit Higher Ed Campus debit cards can carry downsides Consumer advocates have long criticized the amount of fees associated with debit cards Most recently a report by the U S Public Interest Research Group Education Fund found that hundreds of colleges have partnerships with financial companies to put a student 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 Media Hit Higher Ed Campus Debit Card Trap Skims Millions from Students Report Campus debit cards are wolves in sheep s clothing said NJPIRG Advocate Jen Kim Students think they can access their dollars freely but instead their aid is eaten up by bank fees Read more about Campus Debit Card Trap Skims Millions from Students Report 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

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  • Higher Ed | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Hit Higher Ed Obama Romney focus on student debt as campaign issue This should send a clear message to Congress that this is a common sense nonpartisan issue said Rich Williams higher education advocate for U S PIRG Read more about Obama Romney focus on student debt as campaign issue Media Hit Higher Ed New York Times Student Loan Interest Rates Loom as Political Battle Rich Williams the higher education advocate for U S Public Interest Research Group said he thought about 14 moderate Republican senators might support the effort to keep the interest rates down This should be a bipartisan issue he said It s something everyone gets Read more about New York Times Student Loan Interest Rates Loom as Political Battle 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 NJPIRG Student Chapters 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 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 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

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  • Higher Ed | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 Report Higher Ed Cutting Interest Rates Lowering Student Debt Updated In 2007 Congress passed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act The bill included several provisions to lessen the burden of student debt including More than two billion dollars a year in additional funding for the Pell Grant program The Pell Grant helps more than 5 million lower income students each year A new Income Based Repayment program that allows student loan borrowers to repay their federal loans as a percentage of their income Reductions in interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans Read more about

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  • Textbooks | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    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 News Release Student PIRGs Textbooks College Textbooks Latest Trends and How to Save Money This Fall As students across the country prepare to return to campus this fall textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists However several new developments suggest the textbooks market may be reaching a turning point Read more about College Textbooks Latest Trends and How to Save Money This Fall 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

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  • Textbooks | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    be done It s buying season though so before I 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 NJPIRG Student Chapters 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

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  • Textbooks | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    leaves many students working long hours through college struggling to make ends meet and graduating with large debts The high cost of textbooks is yet another 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 How is NJPIRG funded Local Chapters Rutgers Camden

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  • Water | NJPIRG Student Chapters
    Rep Rush Holt D 12 to appeal to the Delaware River Basin Commission which could prevent drilling in the area Olivia Harry fracking coordinator for NJPIRG said they were reaching out to students for tabling So far the organization has collected more than 700 signatures and has gotten 800 students to call Gov Chris Christie s office Read more about Organization works with activists to curb fracking in the Delaware River Basin News Release NJPIRG Student Chapters Water With New DRBC Director Announced Rep Holt Environmental Allies Call for Permanent Fracking Moratorium for the Delaware River Watershed Read more about With New DRBC Director Announced Rep Holt Environmental Allies Call for Permanent Fracking Moratorium for the Delaware River Watershed 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

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