Oregon considers Pay It Forward model to make college affordable

Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 07:15 AM PDT

Oregon considers Pay It Forward model to make college affordable

by Laura Clawson for Daily Kos Labor

Keeping student loan interest rates low is important considering the growing mountain of outstanding student debt in this country. But getting students through college without debt would be a far better answer to the problem, and Oregon is looking at one possible way to do that, pushed by groups like the Oregon Working Families Party. The state legislature approved and the governor is expected to sign a bill calling for the development of a Pay It Forward pilot project, in which students could attend public colleges and universities in exchange for 3 percent of their incomes for a set period of years after graduation:

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