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Read about the recent refusal of fifteen students to pay back loans taken to pay for classes at a failed network of for-profit colleges and how this could have far-reaching consequences for student debt in America:

‘A Student-Debt Revolt Begins’ – New Yorker
‘The Occupy Movement Takes On Student Debt’ – New Yorker
‘”We won’t pay': students in debt take on for-profit college institution” - The Guardian

Read about the Australian Government’s plans for university fees:

‘Evidence-Free Policy: The Pyne Reforms to Higher Education’ – Inside Story
‘Senate votes down Government’s university deregulation legislation’ - ABC
Turnbull Government shelves university fee deregulation plan, Education Minister Simon Birmingham confirms – ABC
Australian graduates who move overseas will have to pay back student loans – The Conversation

organisations working in the field

Read about the Debt Collective which is helping people organise with each other to challenge creditors and ensure no one has to go into debt for basic needs like housing, healthcare, and education.

Student Edge helps students save money, find jobs, and negotiate costs of living through Secondary and Tertiary education.

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