Sanders to unveil free college tuition bill

Attendance at four-year public colleges
and universities would be free of charge.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to unveil legislation that would provide free tuition at four-year public colleges and universities on Tuesday.

The Democratic presidential candidate had called for two years of free tuition earlier this year.

The Vermont independent argued in a statement Sunday that the U.S. needs the “best-educated workforce” in order to remain competitive globally.

“That will not happen, if, every year, hundreds of thousands of bright young people cannot afford to go to college, and if millions more leave school deeply in debt,” said Sanders, the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.

His legislation would eliminate undergraduate tuition at public colleges and universities, the statement said, and would expand work-study programs. The measure would also “substantially lower” student debt and bring down rates on student loans, it said.

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5 Comments

  1. That was sarcasm. Really, I don’t, there isn’t rooms in the budget now for anything new… They need to cut the budget by half at least.

  2. Had the same thoughts in a conversation i had about bernie sanders Jeremy. I feel he wants to do good. Just don’t think government can be trusted with the control that some of his policies requires

  3. That would be a good thing if it were true, but I clicked for more information and “the page could not be found”. Good evidence that it is not true.

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