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Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act

Where There's a 'Will' There's a 'Why'

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

Despite the media's instance to the contrary, young people are not apathetic when it comes to electoral organizing.

StudentsVote! 2010

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

Each election, the United States Student Association (USSA) works to mobilize students nationwide through our electoral action project, commonly known as StudentsVOTE!

'Emergency' Legislation Proposes To Give $23 Billion To Public Universities

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Public universities around the country, struggling with massive budget shortfalls and double-digit tuition increases, have largely gone ignored by the...

HuffPost College Meets WhiteHouse.Gov: 'Open For (Student) Questions'

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

*UPDATED* Nearly 150,000 votes later, we have a winner: Amanda Litman, the editor of North By Northwestern! Amanda has traveled with us to Washingto...

PHOTOS: 9 Key Points Of The Student Aid Bill

Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, signed into law yesterday, will bring major reforms to America's higher education system. The law plans...

Student Loans: The Government Is Now Officially in the Banking Business

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ellen Brown

Under the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA), the federal government will lend directly to students, ending billions of dollars in wasteful subsidies to student lending firms.

Student Loan Bill Hits Snag, Gets Sent Back To House (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

UPDATE: The bill passed the Senate, 56-43, and the House, 220-207. The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act is headed back to the House of Repre...

College Students Rally At Capitol For Student Loan Bill | Nick Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

College students swarmed Capitol Hill on Tuesday to plead for more financial aid as private lenders made a last push to preserve their endangered role...

House APPROVES Student Loan Bill

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Legislation hailed by supporters as the most significant change to college student lending in a generation passed the House on Sunday night. The s...

Sallie Mae Plant Faces IMMEDIATE Layoffs

The News Herald | SCARLET SIMS / News Herald Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Unless the U.S. Senate acts, the Sallie Mae facility in Lynn Haven [Florida] likely will start "immediate" layoffs due to health care legislation that...

Student Aid: The Future of Educated Youth in America

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Katie Naranjo

As students organize for affordable college, it looks like Democratic leaders in the Senate intend to incorporate the student lending package (SAFRA) into the budget reconciliation vote.

Increase In Applicants For Pell Grants Puts Pressure On Student Aid Bill | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's never seemed like much of a debate. Should the government spend $61 billion over the next 10 years to continue to subsidize the private lenders w...

Youth Organizations Ask Congress for Help

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

Today, over 20 youth organizations representing millions of young people sent the following letter to Congress urging swift passage of health care reform and student aid through the reconciliation package.

Campus Protests Should Remind Us All of College's Value

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sec. Arne Duncan

The cost of college should never discourage anyone from going after a valuable degree. And helping America's students pursue their education should always trump bankers in pursuit of profits.

Dan Froomkin

Student Loan Overhaul Taking Filibuster-Proof Route To Overcome Corporate Opposition | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Having finally decided to use the filibuster-proof budget reconciliation process to push health-care reform over the finish line, Democratic leaders h...

Move Our Money From Banks to Students

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sec. Arne Duncan

President Obama has a plan to move our money from banks to students to make college more affordable for the next generation of engineers, teachers, and scientists.