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News Release | Health Care


Statement of Rich Williams, U.S. PIRG Higher Education Advocate, on the Congressional passage of bipartisan legislation to prevent subsidized Stafford student loan interest rates from doubling.

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund | Higher Ed

Banks Skim Millions In Fees from Student Aid

Banks and other financial firms take advantage of partnerships with colleges and universities, creating financial traps for students.

News Release | Higher Ed

Senators Block Bill to Keep Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling On July 1

“The bottom line is that this is important to future graduates and their families, it is a top concern among students, and has support from across the political spectrum."

News Release | The State PIRGs | Higher Ed

Students to Congress: Don’t Double Student Debt Rates

Washington, D.C. – With the student loan interest rate about to double this July for almost 8 million loan borrowers, CALPIRG Students and coalition partners deliver over 130,000 letters to Congress urging a different plan.

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

CALPIRG Releases New Shopping Guide For Cell Phones

San Francisco, CA – It is a challenge to save money when shopping for a cell phone, but it needn’t be. The California Public Interest Research Education Fund (CALPIRG) released today a new cell phone shoppers’ guide titled Making the Right Call: A Consumers' Guide to a New Cell Phone Plan, offering simple tips consumers can take to save money when buying a new cell phone


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