In Early Iowa Campaign, Hillary Clinton Highlights College Affordability

Fresh off the announcement that she would run for president in 2016, Hillary Clinton visited a community college on Tuesday as part of her days-old campaign in Iowa. Here’s some of what she said about higher education in a roundtable discussion held at Kirkwood Community College:

  • “I fully support President Obama’s plan to make community college free.” Ms. Clinton also highlighted the importance of reducing non-tuition costs to students and families, as well as income-based repayment plans.
  • Echoing President Obama’s rhetoric, Ms. Clinton said she wants college to be “affordable and open for everybody willing to work for it.”
  • Ms. Clinton also took aim at the for-profit sector, referencing “scandals” and voicing a desire to “flush out the bad actors.”
  • Ms. Clinton sung the praises of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, which helps pay the college costs of single parents. “I would like to see that kind of program available in every state,” she said.

Watch video of the roundtable.

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