Inside Higher Ed
June 19th, 2015
As the idea of debt-free college swirls around the Democratic
presidential campaign and some liberal policy circles, the groups that
represent colleges and universities are sizing up what it might mean for
For the most part, they’re just waiting to see details. So far,
debt-free college remains a largely high-minded goal, and the plans from
the politicians embracing it have been vague.
What is clear, though, is that a shift to debt-free college would
likely represent a fundamental change from the current financing system
of American higher education.
“It’s potentially a really far-reaching, dramatic reshuffling of
higher education,” said Terry Hartle, senior vice president for
government relations and public affairs at the American Council on