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To Persist and Resist: How To Keep The Pressure On Secretary DeVos

Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as Secretary of Education, but the fight against her corruption and extreme policy agenda is far from over. Secretary DeVos’ confirmation process revealed her lack of experience, knowledge, and preparation for the job she has been confirmed to do. Now is not the ...

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The CFPB Is Suing Navient: Here’s What Student Loan Borrowers Need To Know

In the aftermath of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) lawsuit against Navient, the largest servicer of federal and private student loans in the country, we wanted to get in touch with our readers about what this could mean for their own student loans.

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How Enrolling in an Income-Driven Repayment Plan Saved My Life

After graduating from college, I was ready to take on the world. I had my degree in hand, a big accomplishment checked off my bucket list, and, accompanying my newly enriched education, a newfound self-confidence that I hoped would make me appealing to employers as I applied for open positions. ...

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Mainstream Media, Millennials, And Student Debt: The Great Divide

The Great Recession officially ended during the summer of 2009, but for Millennials in higher education the economic malaise persists and continues to grow.

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How To Enroll In An Income-Driven Repayment Program: A Three-Step Guide

IDR plans are designed to cap your monthly federal student loan payments at 10-15 percent of your discretionary income and forgive your outstanding loan balance after 20-25 years. If that means more money leftover for Netflix and car payments each month, we’re on board.

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Betsy DeVos: The Most Anti-Public Education Nominee For Secretary Of Education Ever

Meet Betsy DeVos. She’s the billionaire Republican fundraiser from Michigan that Trump has just nominated to head the Department of Education.

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Millennials Crave Economic Stability And Opportunity

Though the Great Recession has largely receded, its effects on the Millennial generation have not. Millennials’ attitudes toward the economy have been shaped by the recession, with more Millennials citing economic stability as their top economic priority than any other goal.

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FACT SHEET: The Cost Of Catching Up, State-By-State

Across the United States it costs students in remediation and their families close to $1.3 billion in yearly out of pocket costs. These costs range from just over $1 million in Alaska to more than $205 million in California.

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Remedial Education: The Cost Of Catching Up

As many as 60 percent of entering college freshman are placed into remedial education courses to develop skills they should have learned in high school, at a cost of more than $1 billion annually.

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Vote Higher: Higher Education Messaging Toolkit

Today, 43 million Americans hold some sort of student debt, America holds $1.3 trillion in student loans, and the average student is graduating with nearly almost $30,000 in debt. Millennials know this is a crisis—they’re experiencing it first-hand. Recent research shows that it’s the ...

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Want More Millennials To Vote? Talk To Them About Higher Education.

Young people are speaking out about the issues that are the most concerning and relevant. It is now up to the candidates to make these issues a priority.

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Annual Paperwork Should Not Stand In The Way Of Affordable Student-Loan Payments

Income-driven repayment plans have one major flaw: the need to annually reapply each year.

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Putting Student Debt Reform On The Map

Over the past few months, states and municipalities have taken action on behalf of student loan borrowers, introducing and passing many of the policies suggested in Generation Progress' report released earlier this year.

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Robust Income-Driven Repayment Programs Can Help Borrowers Keep Payments Low

Many student loan borrowers are eligible to change the terms of their payments through income-driven repayment (IDR) plans.

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How The University Of Phoenix Is Profiting Off Students, Veterans, And Now The NCAA

The University of Phoenix—one of the largest for-profit colleges in the country—has taken advantage of thousands of students and veterans, directly contributing to the student debt crisis that has left 40 million Americans in debt. It’s been subject to multiple investigations for its ...

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