Higher Ed

Open Educational Resources like open textbooks can help students save thousands. A bill in the Colorado legislature would support open textbooks by expanding the state’s grant program for professors to create open educational resources and requiring colleges and universities to let students know if their courses have open educational resources

News Release | CoPIRG | Higher Ed

CoPIRG calls for passage of student loan borrower protection bill

CoPIRG is calling on the Senate Education Committee to pass SB21-057, the Private Lenders of Student Loans Acts and Practices bill, sponsored by Senator Winter and Senator Gonzales. It would expand and build upon important protections in the Colorado Student Loan Servicers Act.   

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 | 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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