Higher Ed

News Release | CoPIRG | Higher Ed

CoPIRG Applauds Representative Diana DeGette’s Leadership on Affordable Higher Education

"Student loan debt isn’t an 800 pound gorilla in Colorado. It’s an 800,000 pound gorilla with nearly 800,000 people in Colorado with student loan debt. Student loan debt is large, it’s growing and we applaud Representative DeGette for being a champion of policies that will tackle this issue," said Danny Katz, CoPIRG Director.

News Release | CoPIRG Foundation | Higher Ed


Today, a survey released by the CoPIRG Foundation shows textbook prices have soared over the past decade and students are looking for a way out. Open source textbooks are an affordable alternative.

Report | CoPIRG Foundation | Higher Ed


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.

News Release | CoPIRG | Higher Ed

Interest Rates for 154,128 Student Loan Borrowers in Colorado Set to Double on July 1

According to an issue brief released today by CoPIRG, the upcoming increase in student loan interest rates would hike the cost of Colorado students’ loans by $141 million. That translates into a $915 increase in debt per student, per loan.

Report | CoPIRG | Higher Ed

Student Loan Debt in Colorado

Without a new plan from Congress, on July 1 the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans will double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. In Colorado, 154,128 federal student loan borrowers will be impacted if the rate doubles.

Issue | Health Care

Fighting The High Cost Of Rx Drugs

Brand-name drug companies have been paying off generic drug makers to delay competition and keep prices high. This widespread pay-for-delay scheme needs to be put to an end. 

A New Direction In Driving Trends

After a 60 year boom, driving is on the decline in the U.S. and no likely scenario shows it returning to previous levels of growth. 

News Release | CoPIRG | Higher Ed

CoPIRG Calls for Congress to Stop Student Loan Rate Hike

Today a Colorado consumer advocacy group, CoPIRG, called on Colorado’s Congressional delegation to put aside politics and prevent interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans from doubling on July 1 for nearly 7.5 million students. Without Congressional action, interest rates will increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.

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