Take action to block Trump’s education budget.

 Reject Trump’s Education Budget 

We can’t stop there! Follow these action steps.

 Step 1: Send a Message 

The Trump administration’s education budge is the final nail in the coffin for current, former and future students. Since Trump appointed Betsy DeVos to lead the Education Department, the two billionaires have unleashed a destructive student loan agenda that harms working- and middle-class families. They increased fees for borrowers who are behind on their payments. They opened the door for predatory student loan companies to access lucrative federal contracts. They even threatened the acceptance letters of public servants who were promised loan forgiveness. Now, Trump wants to go even further.

✖︎ ENDS the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. There are over 550,000 borrowers who have already applied for the program. 

✖︎ ELIMINATES $3.9 billion from the Pell Grant fund that helps low-income students pay for college.

✖︎ ELIMINATES subsidized loans that allow currently enrolled students to lower interest costs.

✖︎ ELIMINATES Perkins Loans offered to students with financial needs.

✖︎ REPLACES existing income-driven repayment plans with a new program, created by Trump, that significantly increases costs for graduate students.

 Step 2: Call Congress 

“I am calling to ask my members of Congress to vote “NO” on the Trump-DeVos education budget. The cuts proposed for the department of education do nothing to help resolve the $1.4 trillion student debt crisis in this country – it makes it worse. Severe cuts to the Pell surplus, Perkins loans, and work-study financially harm disadvantaged students.

Eliminating Public Service Loan Forgiveness betrays public employees who give back to our country. Making Income-Driven Repayment programs less generous does little to help those of us paying back our loans. All this, and giving money to loan servicing companies, like Navient, who profit off the student debt crisis, shows that our best interests are not being prioritized.”

Tell Congress to REJECT Trump’s Budget.

Dial: 1-855-764-1010

 Step 3: Share Your Story 







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I am a city worker in the city of Baltimore. It seems like every time I get a increase in salary, it's really not a raise. Once the city finish taking out money for the retirement plan and other city due increase in employee paid benefits; I bring home less each time. I have student loans from 2009 that I'm struggling to try to pay. So if I had to put the loan payments in forbearance the interest rates have now increase the loan to over double than what I borrowed and the interest repayment rate is twice as high as when I initially borrowed. so how can they change the rate of interest from what I borrow to a different interest rate to repay. I will never be able to pay this loan off with the low wages I make with my degree and the constancies rate of repayment increasing. I'm on the phone with fedloan just about every 2 to 3 months. Trying to find a way to pay back, without having to go without the necessities

Sharmel Rhyne    January 19, 2018    Baltimore, MD   

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