Tag Archives: College affordability

President Obama Explains His Plan to Combat Rising College Costs

President Obama traveled to the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York and Henninger High School in Syracuse yesterday to announce his plan to combat the soaring costs of higher education. The speech, the first stop on a two-day college affordability bus tour, is a part of his broader initiative to secure a better bargain for […]

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President Obama: A Personal Mission

Yesterday, President Barack Obama sent the message below to the White House email list and his supporters to explain why he’ll be on the road this week talking about his plan to make college more affordable. Hello, everybody – Michelle and I know exactly how tough it can be to pay for higher education. By the […]

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President Obama Speaks on College Affordability

With student loan interest rates set to double on July 1, President Obama discusses his plan to keep college affordable for millions of students and middle class families and prevent rates from going up. A year ago, we were in the same place — just a few weeks out from seeing the average student with […]

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America’s Students to Mitt Romney: “Get Real, Mitt”

Mitt Romney’s plans could cut college aid for nearly ten million students and eliminate the tax deduction for college tuition. Mitt Romney’s answer to America’s students, to get an education “Borrow money if you have to from your parents.” President Obama knows that education is the path to success for America’s students and the nation. […]

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No Time for Old Political Battles

On July 1, unless Congress acts, interest rates will double for more than 7.4 million students with federal loans. Fortunately, even though they voted just weeks ago in lockstep to allow this increase, Republicans in Congress have come around on the issue since President Obama took it to the American people – claiming they’re ready […]

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How College Affordability Would be Impacted in New Mexico Under the Republican Plan

For the first time ever, Americans owe more debt on student loans than on credit cards. If Congress doesn’t act by July 1st, more than 7 million students who rely on federal student loans will see their interest rates double from 3.4% to 6.8%. President Obama is calling on Congress to keep interest rates low, […]

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Vice President Biden Highlights New College Affordability Proposal

Vice President Joe Biden visited Florida State University this week to talk with students about the Administration’s comprehensive plan to address rising college costs. The Vice President began by calling on Congress to permanently extend the $2,500 per year American Opportunity Tax Credit for tuition and other expenses, double the number of work-study jobs over […]

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