Reject Trump’s Education Budget 

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

 Step 1: Send a Message 

The Trump administration’s education budget 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. 

✖︎ CUTS $200 billion from student aid programs over the next decade.

✖︎ ELIMINATES subsidized loans that keep interest costs down.

✖︎ 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 $1.5 trillion student debt crisis in this country – it makes it worse. Severe cuts to student aid funds, elimination of subsidized student loans, and replacement of helpful income-driven repayment plans will harm families across the country.

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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My current payment due on my Nelnet Account is $561.47. However my online account reflects $1,172.60 as the current due. I called and was told they bill 30 days in advance. I protested and was told this is their policy. What?! Why would my current amount due reflect a July AND August payment? What if I enrolled in auto pay? Nelnet would have taken a total of $1,172.60 for July and August which is in the future. What about the person who did not/has not caught this and had 2 payments deducted automatically? When you are paycheck-paycheck, this can cut into groceries, rent/mortgage, etc. The current due should reflect what is true, not what is due and what is coming due in 30 days!

Renee M. Jones    July 16, 2018    Atlanta   

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