September 6, 2017 | Washington News Service | Eric Tegethoff, Producer
SEATTLE - The college year has started again, and for many students that means anxiety over debt is here again, too.
According to the Institute for College Access and Success, the class of 2015 in Washington state graduated with an average debt of $24,600. The College for All Act now in Congress aims to change that, making tuition for a four-year college free for students whose parents make less than $125,000 a year, and free for anyone attending a two-year community college.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., sponsor of the bill, said it is a practical and affordable plan. [read more]