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

Director:
Ivan Frishberg

Advocate:
Ellynne Bannon

 

4/16/02
At What Cost? analyzes the impact that working has on college students. The report, based on new data from the Department of Education, shows that nearly half of all full-time students who work are working enough hours to hurt their academic achievement and the quality of their education.


3/7/02
The Burden of Borrowing
is an analysis of the impact of federal student loan debt on student borrowers after graduation. The report, based on new data from the Department of Education, shows that many seniors are graduating with unmanageable levels of student loan debt.

 

3/27/01
Big Loans, Bigger Problems
is a national report on the sticker shock most students suffer when it comes to their student loans. The report found that the average student underestimates how much money s/he will owe when after graduation and how long it will take to pay those loans back.