Bring affordable college idea to Maryland
A new plan called "Pay It Forward" recently passed in Oregon, and has now been introduced in Maryland. Under Pay It Forward, students would attend college with no upfront tuition. Instead, students would contribute a small, fixed-percentage of their income -- about 3 or 4 percent -- for a set number of years after college -- between 10 and 25 depending on where they attend school. Contributions would be placed back into the state's education fund and enable the next class of students to receive the same education free from massive, life-crippling student loans.
Leaders from across the country are considering action on Pay It Forward – and Maryland can set an example that will really help this trend catch fire. Email your state legislators and let them know you support Pay It Forward and expanded funding for public higher education: