Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rolled out a new policy plan aimed at making higher education more affordable for Americans Monday.
The basis of Clinton’s plan is to allow students to attend public colleges and universities “without ever having to take out a loan for tuition,” reports CNN. The plan will urge states to offer “no-loan tuition” in exchange for subsidies from the federal government.
These subsidies that would cost tax-payers an additional $350 billion in government spending over the next decade.
“College graduates earn $570,000 more on average in their careers than high school graduates,” Clinton’s campaign said in a statement outlining the plan. “Graduates of community college, career training, certificate programs and coding boot camps also earn more.”
The campaign also released the following video Monday, highlighting several individuals who have accrued over $100,000 in student loan debt a piece.
It should be noted that Clinton isn’t the first Democratic candidate to tout a new education plan. Former Gov. Martin O’Malley unveiled his debt-free college plan back in July, while Sen. Bernie Sanders has promised to make all four-year colleges and universities totally tuition free.