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POLITICAL CANDIDATES CONTINUE TO CAMPAIGN ON IDEAS AROUND COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Free tuition was frequently mentioned by Democratic candidates during the 2016 Presidential primaries. Since then, numerous programs have been implemented on the state, local, and institutional levels to fully fund college tuition or to expand financial aid opportunities. As midterm elections approach, the idea has emerged again. Earlier this year, a Hawaiian senator introduced the Debt-Free College Act, which aims to cover the full cost of attendance, not just tuition and fees, as fellow senator Bernie Sanders has proposed. One Pennsylvania congressional candidate hopes to tax Wall Street to eliminate tuition at public colleges and universities. The issue is also taking center stage in gubernatorial races In Other News