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What’s the Best Way to Make College More Affordable?

With the 2016 presidential campaign well under way, student debt has become a central issue as more Americans struggle with rising college costs and $1.2 trillion in student debt.

Hillary Clinton has proposed pumping $350 billion into higher education over 10 years to make it debt free. Bernie Sanders and Martin O‘Malley have their own pathways toward a similar goal. Republicans like Marco Rubio have emphasized cutting college costs and opening up the playing field to more competition to increase efficiency.

The Journal asked three experts on higher education to weigh in on what can be done to decrease this debt, as well as reduce the cost of education in general. The experts answered questions and exchanged thoughts and views in an exchange of emails.