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  • Higher Ed | WISPIRG Students
    With Open Source Textbooks News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year Read more about REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution Media Hit Higher Ed Student Debt Textbooks 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 Read more about How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices and winning Report U S PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks Fixing the Broken Textbook Market This study demonstrates that despite recent steps forward in the marketplace high textbook costs will 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 News Release Higher Ed Student Debt STUDENTS CALL FOR SENATE TO REJECT STUDENT LOAN DEAL Today college students spoke out to urge Senators to reject the pending student loan deal which may come up for a vote in the Senate as early as this afternoon Read more about STUDENTS CALL FOR SENATE TO REJECT STUDENT LOAN DEAL Media Hit Higher Ed Student Debt 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 Read more about Divided lawmakers stepped up to freeze student loan rate

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/topics/higher-ed (2016-04-29)
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  • Textbooks | WISPIRG Students
    organizations institutions of higher education technology companies and foundations called on the White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall Read more about U S PIRG Joins 91 Organizations In Calling on White House to Open Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources Media Hit Textbooks Open Textbooks The Current State of Play Use of open textbooks one form of OER is gaining traction across different types of colleges and universities and the catalog of OER textbooks continues to expand Read more about Open Textbooks The Current State of Play Media Hit Textbooks The Death of Textbooks Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials but it s unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience Read more about The Death of Textbooks Media Hit Textbooks Student Groups Pressure Colleges Over the Insane Cost of Textbooks Students can spend 1 300 per year on textbooks but online textbooks could ease that burden a new analysis finds Read more about Student Groups Pressure Colleges Over the Insane Cost of Textbooks Media Hit Higher Ed Textbooks Putting a Dent 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 Read more about Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open Source Textbooks News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year Read more about REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution Report Student

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  • PIRG in the News | WISPIRG Students
    epidemic according to a public interest research group Read more about Are federal funds feeding obesity epidemic Media Hit Higher Ed Student Debt 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 Read more about Divided lawmakers stepped up to freeze student loan rate Media Hit Student Debt 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 Read more about Debit Cards on Campus 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 Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 next last More 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

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  • PIRG in the News | WISPIRG Students
    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 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 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 Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Textbook Rebellion WISPIRG at UW Madison hosted a stop of the Textbook Rebellion a national tour to promote open source textbooks Read more about Textbook Rebellion Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 next last More 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

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  • PIRG in the News | WISPIRG Students
    environmental conservation Media Hit Consumer Protection Health Care 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 Read more about WISPIRG talks health care law how it affects students Media Hit Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water WISPIRG starts off its yearly campaigning WISPIRG kicks off the fall 2010 semester Read more about WISPIRG starts off its yearly campaigning Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 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 Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get

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  • Email Contact Form | WISPIRG Students
    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 Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a

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  • Meghan Ford | WISPIRG Students
    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

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  • Email Contact Form | WISPIRG Students
    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 Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a

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