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With the 2016 Elections coming to a close, so too is our 2016 New...
As Election Day continues, volunteers and staff with the Student PIRG’s New Voters Project are going full tilt with creative ideas and proven tactics to drive youth turnout at the polls.
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"Thanks to the complaints database, consumers who get ripped off or misled by their banks can make their voices heard and get satisfaction," said Alec Sprague, a federal advocate for INPIRG. "Other consumers can view the public database and make smarter, more informed financial choices. By providing a roadmap for navigating the tricks and traps of the financial marketplace, this database is another way the (bureau) gets real results for consumers."
The Indiana Public Interest Research Group, or INPIRG, unveiled its new campaign “So, you need health insurance. Now what?” at a press conference Thursday. “A student no longer has to face the situation I did,” Thompson said. “It is now possible for a student to receive affordable and even government-subsidized health care.”
Given the history of shady dealings between banks and colleges, Congress needs to take a hard look at the increasingly common practice of schools contracting with banks to disburse financial aiddollars to students.
Thought the student loan crisis was bad as it is? Now add hefty fees into that mix. Providers say students can avoid the fees that pile up when they elect to receive their financial aid on a debit card, but new research from a consumer advocacy group finds that these companies throw up roadblocks to keep the fee revenue rolling in, even as colleges make big bucks off their affiliations with these institutions.
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