Student Debt Kills Dreams
Join us Tuesday, October 9, to discuss cuts to the University of New Orleans budget, tuition costs, student debt, and payment difficulties.
Everybody is invited - current, former and future students, parents, professors!
Tell your story about how decisions surrounding your education and career were influenced by your finances. Share your vision for expanding access to and the quality of education.
Tuesday October 9 4-6pm
University of New Orleans Room 129 Kirschman Hall
What would you like higher education to look like in Louisiana?
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The Occupy Student Debt Campaign was launched at Zuccotti Park in November 2011 with the goal of building a student debt abolition movement. The campaign is based on the following principles:
1) Free public education, through federal coverage of tuition fees.
2) Zero-interest student loans, so that no one can profit from them.
3) Fiscal transparency at all universities, public as well as private.
4) The elimination of current student debt, through a single act of relief.
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Occupy Student Debt Campaign Launch
"Colleges and universities are increasingly and ruinously dependent on the debt bondage of the people they are supposed to serve. Despite the public concern about the erosion of public funding and the surge in tuition costs, we are only just beginning to recognize the human costs of funding higher education through debt loading. This kind of dependency is corrupt and unsustainable."
"We must rethink the draconian collection policies that leave vulnerable students with nowhere to turn."
Read "The Student Loan Default Trap: Why Borrowers Default and What Can Be Done" here: http://www.studentloanborrowerassistance.org/blogs/wp-content/www.studentloanborrowerassistance.org/uploads/File/student-loan-default-trap-report.pdf
Louisiana State Average Student Loan Debt: $ 24,548
University of New Orleans Average debt of graduates 2010 $16,427