Chelsea Clinton at Wayne State roundtable on college debt
As voters gear up for the state's Primary on Tuesday, Chelsea Clinton was at Wayne State University to participate in a roundtable discussion on college affordability.
"The federal government should not be making money off student loans," Clinton said on the roundtable.
She says her mother; presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's plan to make college affordable is the best for the country.
"She believes that families that come from lower class, middle class backgrounds should be able to send their students to public universities and community colleges tuition free," Chelsea Clinton said. "But she believes that families who have done well still should pay into system partly to fund, the ability of families who haven't done as well, yet, to send their kids to school."
Clinton who teaches at Columbia University also spoke about her mother's views on college debt.
"She believes that students who have debt now or students who might have debt in the future should repay their loans at no more than 10 percent of their income for 20 years," she said. "And then after 20 years the remainder should be forgiven."
But one Wayne State grad student is not convinced the Clinton plan on college affordability is the best plan.
"She is reluctant to say that the end goal is tuition free, higher education," said Dominic Nanni.
Nanni, a graduate student, says he has $60,000 in student loan debt and that's why he supports Clinton's opponent Bernie Sanders' plan which would make tuition free at public colleges and universities throughout the country.
"For young people who are up to their necks in debt, it is not only something that would help us but it is something that you can understand unless you are in our shoes," Nanni said.
But Clinton says her mother's plan is fair and can work.
"My mom has stronger plans but she also has more of a record of being able to deliver on what she says she is going to do," Clinton said.