Higher Ed

How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices, and winning

Before entering the classroom of an intro-level economics course, students get a real-life experience with the subject — the required textbook costs $290 on Amazon.

Media Hit | Higher Ed, Textbooks

How to Save up to 70% on College Textbooks

While the cost of class materials is going up, students are spending less on average. Here's how they're cutting their costs-and how you can too. 

Media Hit | Higher Ed, Textbooks

A Quandary Over Textbooks: Whether to Buy or Rent

Ted Foster, a student at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts, has become more discerning about how he obtains textbooks for his college classes.

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

Fixing the Broken Textbook Market

This study demonstrates that despite recent steps forward in the marketplace, high textbook costs will continue to be a problem for students unless the cost of high-priced, new editions of college textbooks comes down.

A NJPIRG study shows that New Jersey has one of the highest number of loan complaints in the country. 

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News Release | Higher Ed, Student Debt

STUDENTS CALL FOR SENATE TO REJECT STUDENT LOAN DEAL

Today, college students spoke out to urge Senators to reject the pending student loan deal, which may come up for a vote in the Senate as early as this afternoon.   

News Release | Higher Ed

FDIC Orders Higher One to Repay Students $11 Million in Campus Debit Card Settlement

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced an $11 million civil penalty and restitution settlement with the largest campus financial aid disbursement and debit card company Higher One and its bank affiliate for alleged “unfair” and “unsafe” practices involving overdraft fees imposed on college students. 

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