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  • Coming soon to your Bank of America Account- $5/month debit card fees | WISPIRG Students
    as a premium customer but pretty darn close you need either a mortgage at the bank or a lot of money 20 000 in the bank Here s how the rest of us without jets can avoid it Consumers can switch to small banks or credit unions which are not expected to copycat this fee PIRG s Bank Fee Tips To date big banks haven t had to worry about people voting with their feet but maybe this is a fee too far or a fee too high and they will start worrying Recall that earlier this year Chase tested a 5 ATM surcharge in Illinois then dropped it Use simple workarounds use a credit card at the store it s also safer by law or use the debit card at an ATM to get cash ATM transactions do not invoke the fee and then use cash at the store People did that for years until debit cards Some people still do The Durbin swipe fee amendment is good for consumers Merchants will pass along their savings because retail is competitive if they don t pass savings along they will lose business The amendment will also encourage the growth of less risky PIN based instead of fraud prone signature debit card networks such as Visa MC networks Here s Senator Durbin s statement on this new fee More from Candace Choi of the AP via USA Today More from Scott Reckard of the LA Times scroll down and check out the comments from consumers My favorite comment is credit unions for the win Student Consumer Action Network Consumer Protection Corporate 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

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  • Early Registration Deadline- Resolve to Fight Poverty Conference | WISPIRG Students
    across the world need our help to put food on the table You ve probably volunteered before at a soup kitchen or food bank or donated money or food to help people in need Come to the Resolve Conference to learn how to do more You ll meet students from across the country hear the latest on the issues and learn the skills to take action the more people who come the bigger impact we can have Everyone should have a roof over their head enough food to eat and access to clean drinking water Together we can make that vision a reality Read more and register for the conference Thanks Ilyssa Meyer Ohio PIRG Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness Hunger 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

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  • Survey: Student Loans | WISPIRG Students
    to banks like Sallie Mae and Citibank Now four companies manage student loans under the new law We want to protect you from bad business practices in the new system Take our quick survey about your student loans and please forward this email to your friends Thanks Brian Moe Student PIRGs Like us on Facebook Affordable Higher Education Higher Ed 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 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 Red Go Green Sustainable U Affordable Higher Education Student Consumer Action Network Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness 21st Century Transportation Make Textbooks Affordable

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/blogs/latest-news/wi/survey-student-loans (2016-04-29)
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  • Kids get it | WISPIRG Students
    better world for generations to come These lessons don t cost much but PIRG Energy Service Corps does need money to make visuals for the classroom and handouts to take home If you already made a donation thank you If not can you chip in 10 to sponsor one lesson And if you can t make a donation please like our new Facebook page Thanks Shefali Madhusudhan Summer Intern PIRG Energy Service Corps Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Energy Sustainability 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 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 Red Go

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  • Mad Fast Trains | WISPIRG Students
    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

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  • New Laws, Free Books and Textbook Rentals Could Help Curb Rising Costs This Fall | WISPIRG Students
    provide the list of assigned textbooks for each course during registration which means that students will now have months rather than weeks or days to save up and shop around for the best deals The law also limits bundling a notorious practice used by publishers to drive up costs Read more about the law here http www studentpirgs org textbooks heoa Open Source Textbooks Another exciting development is that affordable alternatives are on the rise Open source textbooks which are commonly hailed as the next step will be used in hundreds of new classrooms starting this fall including two of White s courses Open textbooks are college texts offered online under a license that allows free digital access and low cost printing Unlike conventional e books which can be expensive and highly restrictive open textbooks are free online and hard copies are affordable 20 40 in most cases White estimates that his switch to open textbooks will save his students more than 11 000 The Open College Textbook Act which was introduced in Congress by Senator Dick Durbin D IL would establish a federally funded competitive grant program to create more open textbooks Read more about open textbooks here http www studentpirgs org open textbooks Rental Textbooks Although prices continue to skyrocket students have gained new ways to escape paying full fare Textbook rental programs are at the top of the list having spread like wildfire over the summer to colleges across the country Starting this fall students at literally thousands of colleges could save hundreds by renting their books either on campus or online through websites like Chegg com or BookRenter com Read our tips to save on textbooks here http www studentpirgs org textbooks tips Although these new developments will not cause textbook prices to drop overnight cash

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  • Subpriming Our Students | WISPIRG Students
    in safe lower interest federal loans a significant amount is in private loans that can carry interest rates of over 18 percent In fact due to aggressive marketing nearly 3 million American students took out private loans last year up from less than 1 million just four years before Since federal loans are lower interest and have more borrower protections taking out unnecessary private loans for college is like putting tuition on a high interest credit card that students can t pay off for years And like credit cards private loans carry costly penalties and fees and are marketed heavily to students regardless of need resulting in unnecessary and damaging levels of expensive debt Unfortunately unlike with credit cards there has been no Credit Card Holder s Bill of Rights for student loans to reign in the worst abuses in the private loan market This absence of basic consumer protections is why American students need a new consumer watchdog 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

    Original URL path: http://www.wispirgstudents.org/reports/subpriming-our-students (2016-04-29)
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  • Sustainability | WISPIRG Students
    how you can help Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Come to an Information Session Add new comment Come to an Info Session Tuesday September 6 2011 By Jessie Mauser State Board Vice Chair Stop by this Thursday to learn how to get involved as an intern or volunteer Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Come to an Info Session Add new comment Stop pedaling start driving Sunday August 28 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer GM ran an ad in college newspapers last week calling on students to drop their environmentalist ideals and pick up some keys Related topics Energy Sustainability Transit Read more about Stop pedaling start driving Add new comment Internships Thursday August 25 2011 By Meghan Ford State Board Treasurer Find out about internships for course credit and apply online Related topics Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Read more about Internships Add new comment Media Hit Energy Energy Service Corps Sustainability Experts share the power to save energy with local organization WISPIRG Energy Service Corps helps out a shelter in Eau Claire Read more about Experts share the power to save energy with local organization Kids get it Thursday June 30 2011 By Matt Kozlowski State Board Chair We re teaching kids about energy and energy efficiency Will you sponsor a lesson Related topics Energy Sustainability Read more about Kids get it Add new comment 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

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