House Democrats Introduce Plan to Get Students Out of Debt

Democrats in the House of Representatives yesterday announced new higher education legislation that would allow college students to earn a degree without going into debt.

The Democratic proposal, called the Aim Higher Act would create a partnership between the states and the federal government. The states would provide students with two tuition-free years at a community college in the state, which are typically low-cost government-operated institutions. The states would have to promise to spend more of their budgets on higher education in exchange for federal government funds. read more