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New report shows alternative textbook model could save students a billion dollars.

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Blog Post

Why youth voting matters in this midterm election. Originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun.

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Avoid The Debt Trap provides you with the tools to avoid misleading and predatory practices by financial institutions and the knowledge you need to protect yourself, empowering students as financial consumers. This guide will help you understand and manage the basics of personal finance: banks, bank accounts, ATMs, bank fees, credit & debit cards, credit scores, budgeting, debt collection, ID theft, and financial privacy.

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News Release

Today, a survey released by the ConnPIRG Education Fund 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.

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The Daily Campus

With the election season in its final stretch, president Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are scrambling to visit colleges to secure the youth vote.

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WTIC Hartford

Fox CT covered our Voter Registration efforts the day before the deadline to vote by mail in Connecticut.

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New Britain Herald

The deadline to register by mail is midnight tonight.

In order to beat that deadline, the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group began working early this week to register college-age students in the state to vote, including many at Central Connecticut State University. The registration efforts are expected to have helped more than 1,000 students at four universities — including CCSU — to register by mail Monday and today.

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New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — If agricultural subsidies were to go directly to consumers in the city, residents would be able to buy 1.2 million Twinkies, or 32,120 apples, according to a study released Wednesday by Connecticut Public Interest Research Group.

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