Calls for Debt-Free College, Student Loan Forgiveness Gain Momentum

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Americans carry over a trillion dollars in student loan debt and eight million Americans are in default on that debt; it's a problem not lost on presidential hopefuls. Hillary Clinton proposed a plan Monday that would award federal grants to states that increase spending on public universities and limit the rise of tuition. Bernie Sanders has called for tuition-free college. This hour, we'll look at America's student debt problem and proposed solutions.


Steven Swig, President Emeritus, Presidio Graduate School, which grants business and public administration degrees in sustainable management

Mark Kantrowitz, Senior Vice President and Publisher of, a free website for students seeking financial aid information, advice and tools

Jillian Berman, reporter, MarketWatch

Rohit Chopra, senior fellow, Center for American Progress; former student loan ombudsman, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau