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  • WISPIRG | Together we can make change happen Students
    in College Costs With Open Source Textbooks College students could save an average of 128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low cost open source electronic versions a new report finds More Deseret News National How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices and winning Before entering the classroom of an intro level economics course students get a real life experience with the subject the required textbook costs 290 on Amazon More The Badger Herald WISPIRG talks health care law how it affects students Six months after the Health Care Reform bill passed we released a guide to help young people get health insurance More fdlreporter com Are federal funds feeding obesity epidemic More than 18 billion in federal funding that subsidizes corn and soybean crops which are changed into the main ingredients in junk food ultimately are contributing to the country s obesity epidemic according to a public interest research group More Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 next last View All WISPIRGs Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Search form Search Students in Action RSS Contact Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates take action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students

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  • WISPIRG | Together we can make change happen Students
    In The News Leader Telegram Divided lawmakers stepped up to freeze student loan rate Over the past few weeks a divided Congress came together to deliver for the economy as well as students and families by extending the low 3 4 percent interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans More The New York Times Debit Cards on Campus Given the history of shady dealings between banks and colleges Congress needs to take a hard look at the increasingly common practice of schools contracting with banks to disburse financial aiddollars to students More Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Green group sows lesson in environmental conservation Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows WISPIRG Energy Service Corps members to teach a group of second graders about energy conservation More Time Magazine Students Lose When Financial Aid Goes Onto Fee Laden Debit Cards Thought the student loan crisis was bad as it is Now add hefty fees into that mix Providers say students can 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 More Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 next last View All WISPIRGs Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in

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    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 More The Washington Post 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 More The New York Times 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 More USA Today 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 More Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 next last View All WISPIRGs Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Search form Search Students in Action RSS Contact

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    dollars are subsidizing junk food ingredients In this report we find that in 2011 over 1 28 billion in taxpayer subsidies went to junk food ingredients bringing the total to a staggering 18 2 billion since 1995 To put that figure in perspective 18 2 billion is enough to buy 2 9 billion Twinkies every year 21 for every single American taxpayer More Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last Visit Our Blog PIRG In The News Wisconsin Radio Network Textbook Rebellion WISPIRG at UW Madison hosted a stop of the Textbook Rebellion a national tour to promote open source textbooks More WQOW News 18 Experts share the power to save energy with local organization WISPIRG Energy Service Corps helps out a shelter in Eau Claire More Badger Herald WISPIRG starts off its yearly campaigning WISPIRG kicks off the fall 2010 semester More Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 View All WISPIRGs Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Search form Search Students in Action RSS Contact Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates take action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan JOBS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS Learn more and apply

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    air Left unchecked the deterioration of air quality triggers asthma attacks heart attacks and other fatal diseases More 07 23 2012 News Release POLL SHOWS VOTERS FAVOR STRONG OVERSIGHT OF WALL STREET AND BACK NEW CFPB Madison WI July 18 2012 Financial reforms enacted in response to the financial meltdown remain popular with those likely to vote in 2012 a new opinion poll by Lake Research Partners shows The poll was commissioned by AARP National Council of La Raza NCLR the Center for Responsible Lending CRL and Americans for Financial Reform AFR Saturday July 21 will mark the two year anniversary of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB a new agency with a strong record of successes for consumers despite facing constant unfounded political attacks in its first year of work More Pages first previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last Visit Our Blog WISPIRGs Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Search form Search Students in Action RSS Contact Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates take action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan JOBS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS Learn more and

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    Blog Post Victory for Students We did it Over 7 million students will save an average of 1 000 in loan repayments helping us become the next generation of teachers doctors and innovators More 06 29 2012 News Release 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 More Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next last Visit Our Blog WISPIRGs Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Search form Search Students in Action RSS Contact Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates take action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan JOBS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country consider a job with U S PIRG JOIN OUR TEAM OF INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS GET INVOLVED Meet new people get involved in your community learn important skills and make a difference A crash course in effective citizenship Get the toolkit Get the basic tools necessary to run strong campaigns and service

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    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 More 05 24 2012 Blog Post Volunteer Register Voters at Concerts this Summer This summer we re running voter registration drives at concerts and music festivals across Wisconsin and we d love your help Let us know if you want to volunteer sign up here More 05 23 2012 Blog Post There is no A for effort Here s my statement on the failure to move debate forward on a bill to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling this July More Pages first previous 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next last Visit Our Blog WISPIRGs Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Search form Search Students in Action RSS Contact Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates take action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan JOBS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country

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    the political spectrum More 04 06 2012 Blog Post Why Young People Are Driving Less Yesterday we released a new report Transportation and the New Generation Why Young People are Driving Less and What it Means for Transportation Policy that shows that young people in particular are decreasing the amount they drive and increasing their use of transportation alternatives More 04 05 2012 Report 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 More Pages first previous 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 next last Visit Our Blog WISPIRGs Homepage About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Search form Search Students in Action RSS Contact Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Tell Congress Don t Double Our Rates take action On July 1 student loan interest rates on federal student loans will double driving up loan costs for 8 million students by 1 000 per loan JOBS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS Learn more and apply If you are ready to dig in and start solving the

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