U.S. PIRG Education Fund Latest Blog Posts

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Grace Brombach
Consumer Watchdog Associate

From requiring masks, to blocking middle seats, to cleaning between flights, not all airlines are taking equal steps to protect passengers

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Gina Werdel
Make It Toxic Free, Associate

Wild fires in the West have created some of the worst air quality of anywhere in the world right now. This isn't just an issue for children or people with pre-existing conditions, it's a health risk for everyone.

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Cailyn Nagle
Director, Affordable Textbooks Campaign

The U.S. Department of Education is distributing $7 million in grants to support open textbook creation and adoption. Here's what you should know before you apply.

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

Being proactive and demanding can help keep you and your family safe

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Jacob van Cleef
Consumer Watchdog, Associate

From mask mandates to capacity limits, the largest public transit systems and ride share companies have new procedures

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Zack Szlezinger
Make Higher Education Affordable Campaign, Associate

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting campuses nationwide. Here are a few of the ways that institutions are stepping up to meet students’ basic needs during the new term

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Good news: You may still be able to request a forbearance because of COVID-19

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

If the COVID-19 pandemic affects your ability to pay, here’s what you need to know

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a whole new situation for college students. This guide outlines items that students should pack when they return to campus.

As parents and students make trips across the country to return to college, you are probably wondering how to do so safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide will outline some of the safer options.