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News Release | CALPIRG | Higher Ed

California Assemblymember Ash Kalra Introduces CALPIRG-Backed Bill to Make Textbooks More Affordable

SACRAMENTO, CA – Joint authors, Assemblymembers Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), and Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), and bill co-sponsors, Michelson Center for Public Policy and the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), today announced the introduction of AB 403, the Fair Access to College Textbooks Act. The Act requires that higher education institutions entering into automatic billing agreements include consumer protection provisions for students.

Unnecessary costs for course materials, such as paying for access codes, are making a bad situation worse. 

As parents and students make trips across the country to return to college, you are probably wondering how to do so safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide will outline some of the safer options.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a whole new situation for college students. This guide outlines items that students should pack when they return to campus.

News Release | CALPIRG Students | Higher Ed

Statement: Landmark Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights passes key hurdle

Passage in California State Senate committee leaves bill poised to become law

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Higher Ed

Education Department offers students much-needed relief, but additional action necessary

President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced today that the Education Department would allow federal student loan borrowers to forgo payments for 60 days without penalty.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Higher Ed

U.S. PIRG urges Congress to freeze student loan repayment during coronavirus outbreak

Freezing student loan payments for the duration of the pandemic will allow Americans to keep food on the table and stay safe. Congress needs to act swiftly to make it financially possible for people to do the right thing and stay home.


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