Student Debt - Tom Prigg for Congress

Student Debt

I support eliminating student debt and creating a free college infrastructure in the future.

  • American student debt is 1.3 trillion dollars 1, and is a huge burden for people straight out of college trying to create a new life.
  • 11.0% of student loan were 90+ days delinquent or in default at the end of 2016.2 As a nation, we put young people in debt that would normally be reserved for buying a house.
  • Elimination of this debt could drastically improve our economy, especially local economies, by strengthening the future middle class.
  • As your Congressman, I will work to provide necessary debt relief to students, and ultimately towards restructuring higher education to allow for tuition-free options for students in the future.
  1. https://www.newyorkfed.org/medialibrary/interactives/householdcredit/data/pdf/HHDC_2016Q3.pdf
  2. https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/10/unions-are-basically-dead/412831/