Ensure that a College Education is Available for Everyone

Many young people in this country cannot afford to go to college, and many who do go to college are saddled with thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars of debt. As the years have gone by, college tuition has continued to rise at exorbitant rates, making college increasingly unaffordable and unattainable.  A college education should be something that is available to everyone, not just those who can afford it.  

State colleges and universities should be tuition-free.  We also should stop charging our students high interest rates on government-issued student loans.  Why are we making money off of our students?  Why not offer them interest-free loans that they can use to pay for their college expenses?  

If we want our workforce to be strong, skilled, and competitive, then it is necessary that we invest in higher education and allow everyone an opportunity to attend college.