Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Student Loans - Something Needs to be Done

Take a survey about student debt, put together by our friends at One Wisconsin Now & Institute.  The response so far has been amazing, however, we still need your input!
Some of the insights we hope to ascertain from this project include:
  • How is the trillion-dollar student debt crisis affecting a household’s purchasing ability? 
  • Are student loans affecting auto and home ownership? 
  • How about savings for retirement, or for the next generation’s college? 
  • Are there opportunities to change the way we finance higher education? 
  • Do we need a way to alter the existing debt structure on student loans? 
If you haven't already taken the survey, please take a few minutes of your time to complete it by clicking here:

After taking the survey, please share it with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers via Twitter, Facebook & email.

If, after taking the survey, you feel that your story is not adequately captured by the survey, feel free to email your specific story to:
Just a few minutes of your time will be a huge boost for our shared fight to raise awareness and develop real solutions!  The survey is completely confidential and no personally identifiable information will be collected.
Thank you for all you do and for your help on this critical research project.
Robert Applebaum

P.S. Please, take just seven minutes to fill out this confidential, anonymous survey. You’ll help us get the information we need to keep making the case that student debt reform demands immediate attention and real solutions from state and national policymakers.

As this year’s seniors graduate, please join Student Debt Crisis and other organizations and stand in solidarity with students and families struggling with student loan debt by wearing a special ribbon during the commencement season.

Let us know if you can put on a ribbon, snap a photo of yourself wearing it, and send it in by clicking here.
If Congress doesn’t act by July 1st, the interest rate on federal student loans will DOUBLE, costing more than 7 million students $1,000 more per loan, per year.

Let’s work together to put a human face on student loan debt, and to make sure access to higher education remains a priority for the students oftomorrow by raising awareness about the burden of loan debt today.
We’re collecting photos of borrowers, students, and families wearing the ribbons to put a face on student loans and to encourage Congress to stop the rate hike.
Learn more and download your ribbon by clicking here.
Thanks, and congratulations to this year’s graduates!

The Student Debt Crisis team