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News Release | Student PIRGs | Higher Ed

President’s budget promising for students

A Joint Statement on the President’s Budget from the Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) and the United States Student Association (USSA).

News Release | Student PIRGs | Consumer Protection

New Federal Bills Would Protect Students From High-Cost Campus Bank Accounts

Today, lawmakers from both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate introduced bills that would protect college students from being needlessly steered into campus bank accounts — accounts with debit cards that often drive up students’ costs and deplete their financial aid.

News Release | Student PIRGs | Democracy

TODAY SUPREME COURT RULED FOR ANOTHER FLOOD OF BIG MONEY

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in McCutcheon v. FEC to strike down overall, or aggregate, contribution limits to candidates and political committees. U.S. PIRG research found that this ruling could bring $1 billion in additional campaign contributions from fewer than 2,800 elite donors through the 2020 election cycle.

News Release | the Student PIRGs | Higher Ed

STUDENTS APPLAUD CALL TO ACTION ON COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY

Statement of Student PIRGs Higher Education Associate Ethan Senack on President Obama’s State of the Union speech

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs | Higher Ed, Textbooks

SURVEY SHOWS STUDENTS OPTING OUT OF BUYING HIGH-COST TEXTBOOKS

Today, a survey released by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund shows that 65% of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due to its high price, and of those students, 94% they suffer academically.

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