Thank You for Telling the CFPB Your Story!
Last December, we asked you to share your private student loan experience with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and over 1,200 of you responded! Your input will help the CFPB protect consumers from unfair loan practices, and make sure people have the information they need to make informed borrowing decisions.
Read TICAS' official comments to the CFPB on private student loans
Take the College Net Price Calculator Student Challenge
Almost all U.S. colleges and universities are now required to have net price calculators on their websites. These online tools can make it much easier for prospective students and their families to look past often scary "sticker prices" and start figuring out which colleges they might be able to afford. To help spread the word, the Department of Education has launched a College Net Price Calculator Student Video Challenge. High school and college students are invited to produce and submit short videos about why net price calculators are a valuable resource during the college selection process. Submit your entry by January 31 for a chance to win one of three $1,500 cash prizes!
Check out our new Net Price Calculator page for related resources and publications, including consumer tips!