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Kamala Harris Promises Free College Tuition for Low-Income Students

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris promised Thursday that if she and Joe Biden are elected in November, they would make college free for low-income students, Black Enterprise reported.

Sen. Kamala Harris (Photo by Chris Carlson/Associated Press)Sen. Kamala Harris (Photo by Chris Carlson/Associated Press)

Harris made the promise during a discussion at Florida Memorial University, saying students whose family makes less than $125,000 a year will get free tuition. She also  pledged student-loan debt forgiveness for some HBCU graduates.

β€œIn relation to the history of HBCUs, [students] decide to take on a profession of service, which often does not pay as well as if they go into the private sector and do other things,” Harris said, according to MarketWatch. β€œSo for those students who come out and have jobs that pay less than $125,000, student-loan debt will also be forgiven.”

She also promised to invest $70 billion in HBCUs and also make two-year college programs free for low-income Americans.

β€œWe want to support our young people for whatever they pursue by way of education after high school,” Harris said. β€œFor some that will be a college and university, for some, it will be a two-year program, or an apprenticeship, or something of that nature, and we want to make sure that we support them in that quest.”

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