State PIRGs' Higher Education Project
218 D Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 546-9707

Ivan Frishberg

Ellynne Bannon


Student Aid
As the price of tuition skyrockets, it's becoming increasingly difficult for the average American to afford a college education. The state PIRGs' Higher Education Project works to secure more aid for students, with a focus on additional grants, reduced debt, and better service to students in the federal financial aid system.

Information on student aid and student loans

Click here for our Congressional agenda

Student Rights
In an effort to create an informed and enlightened democracy, built on civic participation, the State PIRGs opposes
any restrictions on students' rights to engage in our democracy, including the ability to form, fund and direct their own organizations on campus.

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Student Voting
Young people vote at the lowest rate of any age group, a fact which threatens the health of our democracy. The State PIRGs are founding board members of Youth Vote and are part of the seventy-five national organizations representing hundreds of organizations and millions of young people in the Youth Vote coalition. Youth Vote is the nation's largest non-partisan coalition working to increase the political involvement of the 50 million Americans who are 18-30 years old.

Youth Vote -