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 consolidated my dept with the Dept of Education with an income contingent repayment option. My loan is to be forgiven after 25 years. The Department of Education later sold the debt management to a third party loan repayment company which has no record of the prior 6 years of loan repayment. There has been no incentive for the new company to resolve the data loss. Furthermore, the Dept of Education is very unhelpful in retrieving the missing payment data.

Patrick Moran    October 1, 2018    Ridgefield   

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