Today, a survey released by INPIRG shows that 65 percent of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due to its high price, and nearly half say that textbook costs can dictate whether they take a course.
Overall, this study demonstrates that despite recent steps forward in the marketplace, high textbook costs will continue to be a problem for students unless the cost of high-priced, new editions of college textbooks comes down.
Indiana consumers file more complaints about Capital One than any other credit card company, according to a new report released by INPIRG.
In this report we explore consumer complaints about credit cards with the aim of uncovering patterns in the problems consumers are experiencing with their credit cards and documenting the role of the CFPB in helping consumers successfully resolve their complaints.
PIRG In The News
Millennials are pushing a national trend toward carless universities, and IU is among the most progressive. At least, according to the Indiana Public Interest Research Group, which released a report Thursday on university transportation policy around the nation.
In response to recent coverage of data breaches, INPIRG offers the following tips for consumers
"Thanks to the complaints database, consumers who get ripped off or misled by their banks can make their voices heard and get satisfaction," said Alec Sprague, a federal advocate for INPIRG. "Other consumers can view the public database and make smarter, more informed financial choices. By providing a roadmap for navigating the tricks and traps of the financial marketplace, this database is another way the (bureau) gets real results for consumers."
The Indiana Public Interest Research Group, or INPIRG, unveiled its new campaign “So, you need health insurance. Now what?” at a press conference Thursday. “A student no longer has to face the situation I did,” Thompson said. “It is now possible for a student to receive affordable and even government-subsidized health care.”
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