Trump says he would push universities to reduce tuition

September 23, 2016 04:38

CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Thursday he would work with US lawmakers if elected to tie federal funding and tax breaks for colleges and universities to a "good faith" commitment by them to lower tuition costs for students.

"If universities want access to all of these federal tax breaks and tax dollars paid for by you," Trump told a rally in a Philadelphia suburb, "they have to make good faith efforts to reduce the cost of college."Trump did not offer specifics on how he would tie federal funding to changes in college tuition.

His Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, has proposed making in-state tuition for colleges and universities free immediately for families earning $85,000 or less, and free by 2021 for families making up to $125,000 a year.

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