College Affordability

College affordability is an urgent matter, especially with the amount of jobs that require more advanced degrees. I believe in easing the student loan debt burden by offering relief in the form of lower interest rates. In addition to easing loan debt, we must work with local governments and universities to better monitor tuition costs. One way for us to work with local universities and governments by offering incentives and tax breaks to rein in costs. A middle class family that has to pay for their child to go to college suffers more than anyone by far. Most middle class families make “too much” money to currently receive aid but not nearly enough money to cover college expenses out of pocket. We must expand aid to middle class families and raise the maximum income requirements for current federal aid such as the Pell Grant.