Hillary Clinton will announce Wednesday new proposals to make higher education more affordable, including tuition-free enrollment at in-state public colleges and universities for students from families making up to $85,000 annually. The income benchmark would increase over four years to $125,000, applying to an estimated 80% of families.
A Clinton aide said the proposal is the result of conversations the presumptive Democratic nominee had with Sen. Bernie Sanders, her primary opponent who won heavy support among young voters with his call for free higher education. During the primary, Clinton criticized the plan and suggested more limited policies that would help students attend college debt-free.
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