Some useful data from here. Bernie Sanders on Education http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/04/nyregion/across-europe-an-outcry-over-paying-for-college.html This Country Just Abolished College Tuition Fees England Student Debt Unprecedented as Government Shifts Funding Statements by Sanders onhow he plans to pay for this free education. My proposal is to put a speculation tax on wall street, raise very substantial sums of money, not only make public colleges and universities tuition-free, but also substantially lower interest rates on student debt. You have families out there paying 6 percent, 8 percent, 10 percent on student debt, refinance their homes at 3 percent. ..... SANDERS: No, it is an extraordinary investment for this country. Germany & many other countries do it already. This is revolutionary for education in America. It will give hope to millions of young people. Q: And you want to have the states pay for about 1/3 of this $70 billion plan, correct? SANDERS: Yes. Bottom line here is, in the year 2015, we should look at a college degree the same way we looked at a high school degree 50 or 60 years ago. If you want to make it into the middle class, the bottom line now, is in America, in the year 2015, any person who has the ability and the desire should be able to get an education, college education, regardless of the income of his or her family. And we must substantially lower, as my legislation does, interest rates on student debt. ..... On Education: Two years free tuition at state colleges. Reform student loans. Sanders would provide $18 billion to state governments to allow them to cut tuition at state colleges by 55 percent. And he would allow anyone paying off a student loan currently to refinance at a lower rate. ..... So the best I can find so far is that Sanders wants to: 1. Give federal money, not much really, $18 billion to states to cut state tuitions in half. 2. Impose a 'Speculation Tax' on Wall Street. Dont see a problem with taking some whore and blow money away from these scoundrels. 3. Lower interest rates on existing student loans. Not sure if he plans to make private colleges and Universities also free tuition or not. We I putting this plan together, I would only offer free tuition for those who first went to a community college and then to a state college. For those who went to a state university for the full 4 years, I think I would offer then a package of grants, student work and interest free loans that allowed them to attend the school. This would give schools in the private sector an incentive to reduce costs to lure more students. I would also ban the expenditure of any state run universities and colleges from major college sports programs, capping it in some fashion. We need to return our colleges to first educating Americans and to not being profit driven. Has anyone else obtained any other details of how Sanders plans to fund his free college idea?