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Clinton Announces Free College Tuition Plan



    Clinton Adopts Key Piece of Sanders Student Debt Plan
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    Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, smiles while speaking during a campaign event in Hartford, Connecticut, on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Clinton is expanding her college plan to offer free tuition to millions of families.

    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday announced a plan to make in-state public colleges and universities tuition free by 2021 for students from families who make less than $125,000 a year, NBC News reported.

    Bernie Sanders made free in-state tuition a key part of his campaign, but Clinton's plan includes an income cap the Vermont senator did not have.

    The plan would start by making in-state colleges and universities free for students from families making $85,000 a year or less. That income threshold would then climb by $10,000 a year until 2021, when in-state schools would be free to all families making $125,000 or less.

    Clinton also announce a proposal to create a three-month moratorium on student loan payments to all federal borrowers and restoration of year-round Pell Grants, which would help students get funding for summer classes.

    Sanders applauded Clinton's "very bold initiative" in a tweet.