Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand at podiums debating each other's policies on student loans (illustrated)

It’s no secret that millions around the U.S. are drowning in student debt, and it’s one of the few issues that consistently crosses partisan lines.

Young Invincibles poll reported 61 percent of millennials say student debt will influence who they support in the upcoming election. And 81 percent say state funding should be increased for higher education.

With millennials now the largest generation in the U.S., their vote holds more power than ever before. The graphic below illustrates how the presidential candidates have addressed the student debt issues that just may determine the presidency…

An infographic depicting the positions of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on student loan policy

What happens next

It can be expected — or at least hoped — that more concrete plans will emerge from both candidates as we get closer to Election Day. One thing’s for certain — with student debt skyrocketing to over $1.1 trillion, this isn’t a topic that’s going to disappear any time soon.

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Article last modified on November 1, 2017. Published by Debt.com, LLC . Mobile users may also access the AMP Version: How The Presidential Candidates Plan To Take On Student Loan Debt - AMP.

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