Michelle's Story: This Is Why College Affordability Is So Important

College has never been more necessary than in our 21st century economy. But college has also never been more expensive. That’s why President Obama is pushing to make college more affordable -- so that students who work hard aren't saddled with crippling debt once they graduate.

So when President Obama traveled to New York to talk about college affordability a few weeks back, we met with Michelle -- a single mother, who pursued higher education so that she and her kids could have a better life. But paying back her those loans hasn't been easy. Watch Michelle's story, then learn more about President Obama's plan to make college more affordable.