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California Proposes “Degrees Not Debt” Plan

by Tommy Wyher

“Degrees, not debt” has become the mantra of a group of California lawmakers proposing an expanded financial aid plan for students attending California’s public colleges and universities that will not only cover tuition but for the first time, cover living expenses such as transportation and housing.

“California is taking the boldest step in the nation toward making college debt-free,” Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Paramount, said. “We have the opportunity to assure California students that when they go to college, they’ll leave with degrees, not debts.”

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