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10/31/2011
News Release

The Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges launched a library of low-cost course materials for the state's 42 highest-enrollment courses. An analysis conducted by the Student PIRGs finds that the program will pay for itself through textbook savings within a single year.

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10/31/2011
Video Blog

Representative Alice Wolf of Cambridge, a cosponsor of the Updated Bottle Bill, stopped by our trick–or–treat-themed rally at the statehouse to speak with students and community activists. The event was a huge success— MASSPIRG students delivered over 15,000 petitions to the legislature!

 

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10/31/2011
Resource

A Cost Analysis of the Open Course Library

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10/25/2011
Blog Post

Tomorrow, President Obama will announce a series of initiatives that will reduce the burden of student loan debt that millions experience after graduation.

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PIRG In The News

The New York Times

College students and their advocates are increasingly concerned about student loans, both those administered by the federal government and those made by private lenders.

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CBS

(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY The interest rate for a popular federal student loan is about to double for millions of college students.

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USA Today

The fixed interest rate on Stafford federal subsidized loans, held by nearly 8 million undergraduates, is set to double on July 1, a few months before the start of the new school year.

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USA Today

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.

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