Regardless to what political views you have of our presidential candidates, the topics of the cost of tuition at higher ed institutions and student loan debt have been debated heavily and are issues that many believe need to be fixed during the next presidential term. Yesterday, Hillary Clinton unveiled her plan to lower these with a clear nod to Bernie Sanders’ ideas for college affordability. Clinton’s proposals include:
- “giv[ing] federal student loan borrowers a three-month break from making payments”
- “eliminat[ing] college tuition at public, in-state institutions for families making $125,000 or less per year”
- “restor[ing] year-round Pell Grant funding so students can receive financial aid for summer classes”
Media outlets have viewed these proposals both skeptically and favorably, but it is clearly too early to come to conclusions about the viability and level of effectiveness of such proposals.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — In a gesture to her former Democratic primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is announcing new steps aimed at tackling the rising cost of college tuition and the burden of student loan debt, including a three-month moratorium on loan payments for all federal borrowers…