Leak Your Own Award Letters

We’ve often heard students tell us that they’re confused about how much debt they’ve taken on, surprised by the size of their monthly payments, or unsure about even the kind of loans they have. By sending in your financial aid package, you can help us see what students and families are being told — and not told — about the debt they’re taking on.

ProPublica and the Chronicle of Higher Education are investigating student debt, and they’re calling for folks to send in the offer letters they received from their schools. You can bea valuable source! You could be the Deep Throat of student loans! Here’s how you can participate, if you have one of these letters in your possession:

You can send us the information in any way that’s convenient for you. For example, if you received an old-fashioned, hard-copy letter, you can scan it and email it to us at education@propublica.org, or you can snap a photo and send us the digital picture. If you were directed to a website, you can take a screen shot (here are instructions for how to do that on a PC and on a Mac) and email that to us. Or you can print out the form and snail-mail it to:

Marian Wang
One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10006

Do itttttttt.

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