Clinton and Trump supporters battle for a free state ride
By: Daphne Drohobyczer
Marilyn Telowitz, a volunteer for the Hillary For America Campaign, took some time and compiled some precise information having to do with Clinton’s campaign promises to America’s millennials and the cost of the post-secondary education.
“Costs should not and will not be a barrier to attending college when Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes president,” Telowitz said.
She went on to say all community colleges will be available at no cost to the student.
“All students should have the option to graduate from colleges and universities in their states without taking on any student debt,” Telowitz said.
“By 2021, families with incomes up to $125,000 will pay no tuition at in-state four-year public colleges and universities.
And from the beginning, every student from a family making $85,000 a year or less will be able to go to an in-state four-year public college or university without paying tuition.” She said she believes that this should come as a relief to most, but everyone will still have to work hard.
“Everyone will do his or her part.
States will have to step up and invest in higher education, and colleges/ universities will be held accountable for the success of their students and for controlling costs.” Clinton is going to set up a $25 billion fund to support private nonprofit schools serving middle class and low-income families, including the poor, and support and guide them in attaining the ability to perform certain skills.
The 25 percent of all college students who are also parents will get the support they are looking for and the resources that are necessary.
Telowitz said paying back loans will be easier if Clinton is elected.
“To reduce the burden for future borrowers, Hillary will significantly cut interest rates so the government never profits from college student loans.
Hillary’s plan will crack down on predatory schools, lenders, and bill collectors.
A new payroll deduction portal for employers and employees will simplify the repayment process—and Hillary will explore more options to encourage employers to help pay down student debt.” Telowitz concluded with how Hillary is going to pay for all of this.
“This plan will be fully paid for by limiting certain tax expenditures for high-income taxpayers.” Supporters of Clinton say she will help make college much more affordable for students.
“I believe that Hillary will take a close look at the community college system.
She will help the two year colleges take a good look or focus on the real needs of students,” said Gail Farwell, 28 Ward Democratic Committee member in Missouri.
Amber Benge, a very avid volunteer working around the clock, said that she started out as a twoyear student at a community college in Mississippi.
“I did because we moved a lot, so I got to do that online, and the cost was affordable, so for Hillary to say that public community colleges can be free, means a lot to me,” Benge said.
“Due to my own personal struggles, education at a public institution, it is [great] knowing that future students will not have the same struggle.
Knowing what I went through, and knowing that future students won’t have to go through that and more Americans and students will further their education and build their skill set.” Benge said she finds worth in any kind of education, since education means developing skills like studying, paying attention notetaking, which can be useful in the workplace.
“It doesn’t matter what jobs you have – those skills are valuable,” Benge said.