Hillary Clinton's college affordability plan is the latest by Democrats to call for a large infusion of federal dollars to prod states to reduce or lower tuition. Will that reshape federal influence in funding higher education?
Democratic front-runner seeks $350 billion over 10 years to encourage public 4-year colleges to be debt-free for tuition, and to make community colleges tuition-free. Plan also proposes cuts in interest rates and tougher regulation of for-profits.
Federal work-study generally boosts students' odds of graduating and getting a job, study finds. But money too often goes to wealthier students, and findings show an alarming increase in participants' debt loads.