Make college affordable

“Democrats are unified in their strong belief that every student should be able to go to college debt-free, and working families should not have to pay any tuition to go to public colleges and universities.” – Democratic Party platform

“America’s College Promise Act of 2017” (H. R. 3709), introduced by Representative Bobby Scott (VA), would provide greater access to higher education for America’s students by making two years of community college free and maintaining State and Indian tribe support for higher education.

Our platform also states that “Democrats will allow those who currently have student debt to refinance their loans at the lowest rates possible.”  The lowest rate possible would be an interest-free loan, which could be offered by the federal government.  No legislation providing for such an option has been introduced in either house of Congress.