In an effort to address the problem of student debt, Eighth-District Congressman Rick Nolan is among those backing a bill that would allow eligible students to attend college debt-free.

Nearly two-dozen Democrats are pushing the plan as they see an opportunity for change in leadership with the approach of the mid-term elections.

States would receive matching federal money in order to provide grants to offset the cost of tuition, books and living expenses.

Nolan said the cost of college has spiked by 300-percent over the past 30-years, leaving American students with well over a trillion dollars in debt.