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Sanders Backers Keeping Eye on Clinton's College-Ed Plans

Sanders supporters are still holding out that Clinton will take a more progressive stance on higher education

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    Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has now slowed to a halt, but that isn't to say his run was for nothing. The candidate may be best remembered for his ability to shake up the election, inspire young voters and bring attention to back-burner issues — like higher education, NBC News reports.

    Sanders drew considerable support from young voters with his promises of free tuition at public four year colleges and universities, a plan that Tax Policy Center said would cost $800 billion over 10 years.

    And many of his young supporters say college affordability is the issue keeping them from embracing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

    What Clinton has proposed is a debt-free model where students will still pay for the fees associated with college — and ensuring higher education institutions maintain affordable costs — without having to borrow money. Clinton also called for allowing those with student loans to refinance at today's rates.