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  • Affordable Higher Education | WISPIRG Students
    protect students as consumers from practices that contribute to educational debt We need robust grant programs on a state and federal level a simpler system of student aid that actively encourages student and parental participation and stronger safeguards for student borrowers in repayment Also we can lower student debt by protecting student consumers College students pay unjustifiably high amounts for college textbooks each year And those who rely on credit and debit cards to help offset day to day costs of education or to access their financial aid disbursements can get slapped with penalty fees and terms that take advantage of them Tell Congress Protect Student Aid Issue updates Blog Post Consumer Protection Higher Ed Student debt It could get worse Hi This July students will see their federal student loan interest rates DOUBLE unless Congress acts If rates double some of us would pay almost 5 000 more to repay our loans Tell Congress Stop Student Loan Interest Rates from Doubling Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water Spring Kickoff this Wednesday Matt Kozlowski WISPIRG Kickoff Meeting Wednesday February 15th 7pm 180 Science Hall RSVP Our Kickoff Meeting is Wednesday night Come find out more about us share your ideas and meet some great people Keep Reading Blog Post Higher Ed Low Loan Interest Rates More Work Study Pushed by Obama In the annual State of the Union Address President Obama proposed measures to bring relief

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/campaigns/wi/affordable-higher-education?page=4 (2016-04-29)
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  • Affordable Higher Education | WISPIRG Students
    need robust grant programs on a state and federal level a simpler system of student aid that actively encourages student and parental participation and stronger safeguards for student borrowers in repayment Also we can lower student debt by protecting student consumers College students pay unjustifiably high amounts for college textbooks each year And those who rely on credit and debit cards to help offset day to day costs of education or to access their financial aid disbursements can get slapped with penalty fees and terms that take advantage of them Tell Congress Protect Student Aid Issue updates News Release Higher Ed College Students Subprimed Many of today s college students face unnecessary financial risks by relying on unregulated private student loans to pay for college with some students paying up to 18 percent interest Keep Reading News Release Higher Ed New Consumer Finance Chief Can Lower Student Debt Washington D C Today President Obama is taking a bold step to protect student consumers from financial tricks and traps by announcing a recess appointment of his well qualified nominee Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The CFPB can improve private student loans as well as credit cards and debit cards issued on campus Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste We couldn t have done it without you Matt Kozlowski Hi Thanks for being part of WISPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Keep Reading Add new comment Report Higher Ed Obama s Budget Supporting Students not Banks A report by the USPIRG Higher Education Project estimates the impact of transferring 5 billion in student lender bank subsidies to Pell Grant recipients in each state

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  • Affordable Higher Education | WISPIRG Students
    student aid that actively encourages student and parental participation and stronger safeguards for student borrowers in repayment Also we can lower student debt by protecting student consumers College students pay unjustifiably high amounts for college textbooks each year And those who rely on credit and debit cards to help offset day to day costs of education or to access their financial aid disbursements can get slapped with penalty fees and terms that take advantage of them Tell Congress Protect Student Aid Issue updates Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Tuesday Kickoff Meeting Meghan Ford Hi WISPIRG Kickoff Meeting Tuesday September 27 7pm 103 Psychology RSVP Our Kickoff Meeting is Tuesday night I hope you can come hear what we have planned and get involved in our fall campaigns Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Kickoff Meeting Jessie Mauser Hi WISPIRG Kickoff Meeting Thursday September 22nd 6 00 CPS Building Room 229 RSVP on Facebook Our Kickoff Meeting is tomorrow night I hope you can come hear what we have planned and get involved in our fall campaigns This fall we ll be volunteering in local soup kitchens cutting wasteful spending on unhealthy foods protecting Wisconsin s lakes and more We d love your help Keep Reading Add new comment 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 Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Textbook Rebellion hits Madison Matt Kozlowski Hi Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/campaigns/wi/affordable-higher-education?page=6 (2016-04-29)
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  • Affordable Higher Education | WISPIRG Students
    Also we can lower student debt by protecting student consumers College students pay unjustifiably high amounts for college textbooks each year And those who rely on credit and debit cards to help offset day to day costs of education or to access their financial aid disbursements can get slapped with penalty fees and terms that take advantage of them Tell Congress Protect Student Aid Issue updates Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Come to an Information Session Meghan Ford Hi I m eager to get to work on our fall campaigns and it s a great time for you to get involved as an intern or volunteer Stop by Tuesday to hear what we have planned and how you can help WISPIRG Info Session 12pm 3pm 6pm Student Activities Center suite 4430 RSVP Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Come to an Info Session Jessie Mauser Hi I m eager to get to work on our fall campaigns and it s a great time for you to get involved as an Intern or volunteer Stop by Thursday to hear what we have planned and how you can help WISPIRG Info Sessions 11 30 3 00 and 5 00 Brewhaus Workshop in the DUC RSVP Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Internships Meghan Ford Hi During tough budget negotiations this spring and summer we protected student aid for nearly 10 million students by stopping aggressive cuts to Pell grants Together we saved student aid Now we re working to protect Wisconsin s lakes from pollution And as a

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  • Affordable Higher Education | WISPIRG Students
    a simpler system of student aid that actively encourages student and parental participation and stronger safeguards for student borrowers in repayment Also we can lower student debt by protecting student consumers College students pay unjustifiably high amounts for college textbooks each year And those who rely on credit and debit cards to help offset day to day costs of education or to access their financial aid disbursements can get slapped with penalty fees and terms that take advantage of them Tell Congress Protect Student Aid Issue updates Report Consumer Protection Higher Ed Risking Our Future Middle Class Young Americans face lasting damage from the dual crises in the financial sector and in personal finance making it urgent that Congress pass strong financial reform legislation Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading 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 Keep Reading Report Higher Ed Cutting Interest Rates Lowering Student Debt Updated In 2007 Congress passed the College Cost Reduction and

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  • Affordable Higher Education | WISPIRG Students
    completely it causes current students to work too much and study less and it causes borrowers who ve graduated to opt out of socially valuable careers and to delay life milestones like buying a home or getting married Students who take up private student loans to defray costs face riskier terms and conditions in repayment A college degree must remain within reach for families of modest means and affordable over the long term for the borrowers and parents in repayment In response USPIRG works to increase student grant aid make debt levels more manageable and protect students as consumers from practices that contribute to educational debt We need robust grant programs on a state and federal level a simpler system of student aid that actively encourages student and parental participation and stronger safeguards for student borrowers in repayment Also we can lower student debt by protecting student consumers College students pay unjustifiably high amounts for college textbooks each year And those who rely on credit and debit cards to help offset day to day costs of education or to access their financial aid disbursements can get slapped with penalty fees and terms that take advantage of them Tell Congress Protect Student Aid Issue updates 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 Keep Reading Pages first previous 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG

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  • Save Student Aid Campaign Project Packet | WISPIRG Students
    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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  • Risking Our Future Middle Class | WISPIRG Students
    since the Great Depression of 1929 From credit cards to private student loans we ve been aggressively targeted by abundant but risky credit explained Andrew Merki a junior at the University of Indiana at Bloomington and the chair of the Indiana PIRG a member of U S PIRG The tens of thousands of dollars in high interest loans I ll have to repay at graduation will benefit the banks but keep me in a financial hole This is a generation of 18 29 year olds unemployed or involuntarily out of the workforce added Gregory Cendana President of the United States Student Association With jobs scarce higher education should be an accessible training ground but instead it is under siege Risking Our Future Middle Class documents that debt has become a generation defining characteristic for today s young adults For instance private student loans typically have uncapped variable interest rates reaching as high as 18 in recent years and they cannot be deferred in the event of job loss Young adults need tools to save and build assets for the future otherwise they ll be dragged down by a predatory financial market noted Caleb Gibson of Demos We need more disclosure fair pricing and protection from the excessive risk taking of banks Senator Dick Durbin D IL recently sponsored an amendment to the Wall Street reform package that would ensure that private loans from the country s largest student lender Sallie Mae fall under the CFPB s authority Too often students who don t realize the long term impact of their loan decisions fall victim to high interest rates and predatory lending We owe it to them and their families to make sure higher education remains accessible by putting strong protections in place that prevent abusive practices in private student lending

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