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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I promised by mother before she passed I would finish my degree. I started back to school, using student loans to finance my debt. I received by bachelors and felt forced to get my masters just to be able to place myself in deferment because I couldn't afford to pay my loans. I became a mother myself and had believed that if I obtained my masters, I would find the ultimate job that would help me pay back my student loans fast. I was wrong. Industries are relying more on skillsets these days than degrees. The interest that I am being charged on my loans is absurd and I am going to end up paying more for my loans that I do for my the value of my home. I struggle to make a payment monthly but still do in order to continue to have good credit. Everytime I make a payment I cant afford, it goes unnoticed because the balance never decreases and the interest just continues to add up. I am missing out on experiencing life and being able to take my daughter on vacations or make memories outside of the home because everything we do has to be budgeted. I have called Navient a million times asking for assistance and no one is ever willing to help. I am told that if I don't make the payment, the government has the right to obtain their money by taking directly from my check or seizing my home. I feel hopeless and scammed.

Rebecca Anthony    November 23, 2018    Columbus   

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