Pennsylvania students to rally for free tuition
State officials pushing proposals to reduce student debt and offer free tuition at public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania are scheduled to rally Wednesday morning in Harrisburg.
A spokesman for Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, said Hughes is expecting hundreds of students from Pennsylvania’s 14-state-owned universities to join lawmakers, university faculty members and education advocates at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the capitol rotunda to rally for the Pennsylvania Promise, a free tuition proposal.
Last week, Hughes and Senators Lindsey Williams, D-West View, and Katie Muth, D-Montgomery, began circulating a proposal calling for the state to establish a fund that would allow debt-strapped college graduates to refinance their college loans at a 2-percent discount.
Deb Erdley is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Deb at 724-850-1209, [email protected] or via Twitter .