BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A planned event on the University at Buffalo campus Wednesday to push for national change has been postponed because of scheduling conflicts. No new date has been set for the demonstration to be held at this point.
It was one of ten events planned at college campuses across the country this week, organized by students and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee to call on 2016 presidential candidates to support the goal of debt-free college at public higher education institutions.
Business leaders are warning America’s massive student debt load, which now exceeds credit card debt, could be our nation’s next big crisis, and area students and community members plan to come together to push for national change.
Their debt-free college plan calls for a combination of federal aid to states, more aid to students, and innovations to reduce the costs of college.
Currently, 43 million Americans are paying back some form of student debt. More than a quarter of those borrowers are either delinquent on their loans or they are in default.
More than 200,000 Americans have now signed a petition calling for change at DebtFreeCollegeNow.com