Free public college used to be a gateway to the American Dream. Today, these formerly free institutions are charging exorbitant tuition, which is pushing college out of reach for all but America’s wealthiest.
Right now, more than 46 million Americans are burdened with student debt totaling more than $1.6 trillion.
That’s why we’re standing with Bernie and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to call for the cancellation of all student debt. The average borrower would save approximately $3,000 a year in student loan payments. This would be a huge economic boost, helping to grow our economy by up to $108 billion per year and create more than 1 million jobs.