Higher Ed

We have their attention

Last week we delivered 130,000 letters asking Congress to stop student loan interest rates from doubling in July.

Check out some of the stories from the event:

Pell Grants Protected in Budget Cuts

As budget cuts continue to dominate politics in Washington, DC, there was only one thing both sides of the aisle could come together and agree on in the latest round of budget cuts:  protect the Pell Grant program. 

Ripoff 101: Tips for Saving on Textbooks

It’s been 8 years since we launched a campaign to make textbooks more affordable. I’m impressed by the progress we’ve made, but there’s still much work to be done.

Don’t Gut Student Aid

Here’s my statement in response to the passage of House Resolution 38, a bill instructing the House Budget Chair to reduce non-security discretionary spending to fiscal year 2008 level, or less, by a vote of 256-165.

Victory: Protecting the Pell Grant

Earlier this month Congress acted to stop a huge cut to the Pell Grant program for next year.

The Pell Grant program is the cornerstone federal financial aid program, assisting close to 9 million students in paying for college.