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President Obam has announced a series of initiatives that will reduce the burden of student loan debt that millions experience after graduation.

The Obama administration has announced an effort to better educate students about Income Based Repayment and has proposed a gap measure to accelerate the start of the 10% discretionary income cap for some student loan borrowers in 2012. This benefit would be available for those who have borrowed a federal student loan since 2008 and have another loan starting in 2012. 

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Pell Grants Protected in Budget Cuts

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As budget cuts continue to dominate politics in Washington, DC, there was only one thing both sides of the aisle could come together and agree on in the latest round of budget cuts:  protect the Pell Grant program. 

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Ripoff 101: Tips for Saving on Textbooks

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It's been 8 years since we launched a campaign to make textbooks more affordable. I’m impressed by the progress we’ve made, but there’s still much work to be done.

It’s buying season though, so before I give the rundown on the campaign, check out the NYT’s Guide to Finding Cheap Textbooks.

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Famine spreads in Africa

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In the last 90 days 29,000 Somali children under the age of 5 have died –and if we don’t do something now, the death toll will grow by tens of thousands more.

The UN has officially declared a famine for the first time in nearly 30 years. The Eastern Horn of Africa is experiencing a major food crisis which threatens the lives of more than 12 million families and children.

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