Extending an olive branch to Bernie Sanders and his supporters, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will announce a plan to make in-state public colleges and universities free for students from families who make less than $125,000 a year.
Sanders made free in-state tuition a core plank of his campaign for the Democratic nomination, and Clinton and Sanders discussed the issue in their meeting last month, according to a Clinton aide.
Sanders hailed the news as "a revolutionary step forward for higher education" in an uncharacteristically positive statement about a Clinton initiative.
"I want to take this opportunity to applaud Secretary Clinton for the very bold initiative she has just brought forth today for the financing of higher education. This proposal combines some of the strongest ideas she fought for during the campaign with some of the principles that I fought for. The final product is a result of the work of both campaigns," Sanders said.
Both campaigns said aides worked behind the scenes closely to hammer out the plan.
During the primary, Clinton often mocked Sanders' free college plan as too expensive, saying she didn't want taxpayers to pay for Donald Trump's kids' education. However, her plan includes an income cap Sanders' did not.
"American families are drowning in debt caused by ever-rising college costs," Clinton said in statement, "and it is imperative that the next president put forward a bold plan to make debt-free college available to all. My New College Compact will do just that."
The announcement comes exactly a month after Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, and amid an ongoing struggle between supporters of both candidates over what should be included in the Democratic platform.