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  • Student debt: It could get worse | WISPIRG Students
    graduate with 25 000 in loan debt That s twice as much as students a decade ago There is a plan in Congress to keep student loan interest rates low but our Congressmen need to act now Ask your members of Congress to stand up for students and stop student loan interest rates from doubling Together we can help keep college within reach for students and families and make sure we aren t trapped by debt when we graduate Affordable Higher Education Consumer Protection Higher Ed UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Info Students in Action RSS Contact Blog Posts by Campaign Big

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/blogs/latest-news/wi/student-debt-it-could-get-worse (2016-04-29)
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  • Join the Hunger Cleanup | WISPIRG Students
    organizations Until then we re organizing fundraisers at some of the great restaurants in Madison a 2 day hunger strike and volunteer opportunities to help out in the Madison community Visit the Hunger Cleanup website to join my team or create your own Once you register you can raise money by contacting family and friends and keep up with the progress Keep an eye out for email updates with more information on our great events and volunteer opportunities Thanks Sarah Gorsline Hunger and Homelessness Campaign Coordinator WISPIRG Like us on Facebook Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Hunger UW Madison 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 Info Students in

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  • Spring Kickoff this Wednesday! | WISPIRG Students
    the Kickoff you can get involved in these campaigns and hear from guest speakers like Senator Chris Larson Plus we ll have free food Please take a second to RSVP to the Kickoff Meeting invite your friends and help spread the word Thanks Matt Kozlowski State Chair WISPIRG Like us on Facebook 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water UW Madison 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

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  • UW-Madison | WISPIRG Students
    2012 Hi Friday Congress may vote on a plan to cut all federal money for public transit and spend it on more highways instead Send a message to your representative today More We couldn t have done it without you 12 15 2011 Hi Thanks for being part of WISPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Protecting Wisconsin s lakes and streams by More Trouble in Toyland 26th Annual Toy Safety Report 11 27 2011 Trouble in Toyland 26th Annual Toy Safety Report Trouble in Toyland Survey Finds Toxic or Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves We just released the 26th annual Trouble in More previous 2 of 8 next UW Madison Internship and Volunteer Opportunities Get involved on our campaigns Apply today Student Leaders Emily Ten Eyck Chapter Chair Jennifer Dillon Chapter Vice Chair Sustainable Foods Coordinator Mariana Debernardini Chapter Visibility Chair Bottle Free Badgers Coordinator Mariah Donnelly Chapter Treasurer 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

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/madison?page=1 (2016-04-29)
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  • I choo-choo-choose public transit | WISPIRG Students
    America s land and water Spending on highways creates fewer jobs than investing in public transportation And it doesn t make sense since Americans are driving less and riding public transportation more 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 Thanks Matt Kozlowski State Chair WISPIRG 21st Century Transportation Energy Transit UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Info Students in Action RSS Contact

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  • Trouble in Toyland: 26th Annual Toy Safety Report | WISPIRG Students
    choking or noise hazards Choking on small parts small balls and balloons is still the leading cause of toy related injury Between 1990 and 2010 over 400 children died from toy related injuries but more than half choked on small parts balloons or balls While most toys are safe our researchers still found toys on the shelves that pose choking hazards and other toys that contain hazardous levels of toxic chemicals including lead For 26 years our Trouble in Toyland report has offered safety guidelines for purchasing toys for small children and provided examples of toys currently on store shelves that pose potential safety hazards We ve also launched a mobile website with tips for safe toy shopping In 2008 Congress placed strict limits on concentrations of lead and phthalates in toys and children articles in a law that also gave greater authority and funding to the Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC The CPSC has a new database of both potential hazards and recalled products The CPSC is doing a good job but it doesn t test all toys on the shelves The message of today is clear We cannot must not weaken the most basic safety rules that protect young children America s littlest consumers Student Consumer Action Network Consumer Protection UW Madison UW Stevens Point Add new comment 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

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  • UW-Stevens Point | WISPIRG Students
    Ease Student Loan Debt WASHINGTON October 25th Statement of Rich Williams Higher Education Advocate for the Student PIRGs Tomorrow More previous 2 of 6 next Sustainable U Big Red Go Green Election 2012 Use Your Vote Raise Our Voice REGISTER TO VOTE Visit Google s calendar helper to create a new embed code Student Leaders Jessie Mauser Chapter Chair Ashley Schroeder Vice Chair About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments

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  • Tips to Save on Textbooks | WISPIRG Students
    t send it back and if you re taking a multi semester course you re probably better off buying Textbook rental sites Chegg com BookRenter com or CampusBookRentals com 4 Swap books with other students Save money by cutting out the middle man find other students who have your book With common classes you can often find books by just asking around Here are some other ideas if that doesn t work Try searching for postings on Facebook or Craigslist Check with your campus bookstore or student government for a local bookswap 5 Buy e textbook subscriptions Don t mind reading on a computer screen Don t plan to keep the book Got a high tech tablet like iPad or Kindle Then see if your textbook comes as an e textbook E textbook sites CourseSmart com BarnesandNoble com Kno com Buyer beware Our study on digital textbooks found that e textbooks had major drawbacks for a lot of students Before you buy here s what you need to know The average cost is 50 of a new book which isn t always a good deal compared to used books or renting E textbooks typically expire after 180 days so think of them as digital rentals Make sure to read the fine print for limits on printing and offline access 6 Look for coupon codes Many websites offer special deals and coupon codes that can save you 10 or more Try coupon websites like RetailMeNot com or cash back sites like Ebates com Also watch the Twitter and Facebook feeds of textbook retailers 7 Compare with the bookstore If you re buying books last minute you may not have much of a choice But even if you have other options make sure to see what the bookstores has to offer Here are some basic bookstore numbers to keep in mind Used books are typically 75 of the new price we ve found this to be higher than online prices but more consistent If a book is being used again next term the bookstore will usually buy it back for 50 of the new price If the bookstore doesn t know whether the book is being used again next semester they will buy books back for 10 30 of the new price sometimes less 8 Save your receipts A 2 500 federal tax credit is available to some students for their textbook purchases and other qualifying higher education expenses Click here for more information about the American Opportunity Tax Credit 9 If you re really stuck If you can t find your textbook at a price you can afford don t give up on doing well in the class Here are some ideas Check the library Some schools put copies of textbooks on reserve and if you re lucky you might get to check out a copy Ask your prof to borrow a copy Most professors receive at least one sample copy of the textbook Buy an older edition which are usually

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