Elizabeth Warren

Democratic contenders push moderate debt relief plans in response to Warren, Sanders

The student debt relief plans from Democratic presidential contenders Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg offer targeted loan forgiveness, drawing contrast with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.


Warren introduces debt relief legislation, drawing contrast with Sanders

Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren unveils details of a debt cancellation bill, making the case for a more targeted approach than legislation offered by rival Bernie Sanders.


Democratic contenders draw contrasts on free college, student debt

In first debates of Democratic presidential primary, candidates outline contrasting visions on college affordability, student debt.


Sanders outflanks Warren with proposal for universal student loan debt relief

Critics of both plans say Sanders's proposal for universal debt relief amplifies existing issues with Warren's plan, which includes caps on income for beneficiaries.


Presidential hopefuls get behind Pell Grants in prisons

Most candidates seeking Democratic nomination support repealing ban on federal aid for incarcerated students. One of the few exceptions? Joe Biden, author of the crime law that enacted the ban.


Democrats take aim at student loan alternative and colleges that offer income-share agreements

Senator Elizabeth Warren and congressional Democrats question Trump administration's plans to back income-share agreements -- and demand answers from colleges offering the financing, too.


Warren plan puts spotlight on racial disparities in student debt

Massachusetts Democrat’s student debt forgiveness plan explicitly addresses racial disparities in student debt, an unusual step for a presidential campaign proposal.


Elizabeth Warren plan moves goalposts of college affordability debate

Presidential candidate proposes canceling student debt for most borrowers, making public higher education free, adding billions in support for minority-serving institutions and kicking for-profit colleges out of federal aid system.


Poll: Voters Oppose Free College, Loan Forgiveness

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds 52 percent of voters oppose making all public colleges in the U.S. free. Only 45 percent support free public college.

Fifty-four percent of voters oppose and 41 percent of voters support free public college even if it is paid for by a new tax on wealthy individuals.

The poll also found that 57 percent of voters support having the federal government forgive up to $50,000 in student loans for people making less than $250,000 a year. Senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed offering up to $50,000 in student loan forgiveness to borrowers with a household income of up to $100,000. Borrowers with six-figure incomes would receive graduated loan forgiveness unless they earn more than $250,000 under the Warren plan.

Fifty-two percent of voters said they would oppose a loan forgiveness plan if it were paid for by a new tax on the wealthy, according to the poll.

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