Inside Higher Ed
August 10th, 2015
Hillary Clinton will today unveil a massive plan to make higher
education more affordable, student loan debt less burdensome and states
accountable for supporting their public colleges. The plan -- which
would cost $350 billion over 10 years -- is one that campaign officials
say will be central to her candidacy for the presidency.
touches on many other aspects of higher education policy beyond tuition
and state support, promising lower interest rates on student loans,
tougher rules for for-profit higher education, new grants for private
colleges that have small endowments and serve large numbers of
low-income and minority students, and a major expansion of AmeriCorps,
through which those who perform national service may receive funds for
college or repay student loans.