SC lawmakers announcing legislation for debt-free college

Published: Dec. 7, 2015 at 3:21 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2015 at 3:24 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -  South Carolina State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter and lawmakers from across the country will hold a national media call Monday with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee to announce legislation in ten states calling for debt-free college.

All three Democratic presidential candidates and 100 members of Congress have endorsed debt-free college, an idea that is popular by 71% to 19% among 2016 general election voters, according to a news release.

The call will include lawmakers offering legislation in early presidential states New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina. Other red, purple, and blue states will also be announced on the call.

Debt-free college means that students can graduate from all public colleges and universities with zero debt. It can be achieved through a variety of ways, including more federal aid to the states, more aid to students, and innovations that reduce college costs.

The announcement will take place at noon Monday, December 7.

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