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Making college affordable: Where the candidates stand

A handful of 2016 presidential candidates appear to agree on at least one thing: The cost of college is too much. Here's some of what they've said so far about how they want to fix that.

Hillary Clinton (D)

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No-debt tuition: The former secretary of state wants to provide federal incentive grants to states to guarantee students will not have to take out a loan to afford tuition at four-year public colleges and universities.

Instead, students will have to work 10 hours a week, and those earnings, plus a "realistic" contribution from their families, will cover their tuition bill.

Tuition at community colleges will require no payment on the part of students or their families.

Broader use of Pell Grants: Under Clinton's plan, federal Pell Grants may be used to pay for living expenses.

Student loan repayment: Cut interest rates on student loans and make the option for income-based repayment simpler and universal.

Estimated cost: $350 billion over 10 years, paid for by limiting tax benefits for high-income Americans.

*Candidates will be added if their proposals become available.
  @CNNMoney - Last updated August 12 2015 03:41 PM ET

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