PBS NewsHour

For these children, funding college is money in the bank

Clip: 05/07/2019 | 7m 34s

A majority of American college graduates leave school with tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. The issue of paying for college is so concerning that several 2020 presidential candidates have proposed forgiving student debt or making public colleges free. But as Hari Sreenivasan reports, some states and cities aren't waiting, and are instead developing their own college funding plans.

Aired: 05/07/19

Rating: NR

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