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  • College Affordability and Student Loans Discussed at White House Roundtable Event

    More than a dozen recent graduates, education advocates, economists, and college presidents joined Dr. Jill Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for a discussion at the White House about college affordability and student loans.


  • Announcing the President's First-Ever Tumblr Q&A

    On Tuesday, June 10, President Obama is turning to Tumblr to answer your questions about education, college access, and reducing student loan debt.


  • West Wing Week 03/14/14 or "What's Up, Captain America?"

    This week, the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Chile to attend the President's inauguration, while this President worked on improving access to college for students, raising the minimum wage, and negotiating a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine. He also got out the word about this year's March 31st deadline for health insurance applications, congratulated NCAA champs, and designated a new national monument.


  • West Wing Week 02/07/14 or "POTUS Cam!"

    This week, the President urged action on long-term unemployment, hung out on Google+ for his first virtual road trip, announced major private-sector commitments to expand broadband Internet for students, spoke with both House and Senate Democrats, and joined the First Lady for the National Prayer Breakfast. The First Lady helped students get a leg up with filing for financial aid, and the Vice President unveiled Amtrak’s new Cities Sprinter electric locomotive.


  • Fill Out Your FAFSA, Get Help Paying for College

    The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid – is one of the most important things students and families can do in planning for college success.


  • Regional Roundup: A Call to Action on College Opportunity

    As a part of the President’s Year of Action, the President and First Lady announced more than 100 new and meaningful commitments to expand college opportunity to help more students.The importance and success of the event is reflected in the coverage from all across the country – from California and Nebraska to Pennsylvania and Tennessee.


  • Taking Action to Expand College Opportunity

    A group of leaders in higher education join the President and First Lady at the White House to take the next step toward ensuring that every child, rich or poor, has the opportunity for a quality college education so they can get ahead.


  • What You Missed: Facebook Q&A on College Opportunity

    The President's education advisor, Roberto Rodriguez, answered your questions about expanding college opportunity so that every student who works hard can get a higher education during a Q&A on Facebook.


  • Expanding College Opportunity

    College and university presidents and leadersfrom nonprofits, foundations, state governments, and the private sector are set to join President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to discuss expanding college opportunity.


  • Education Datapalooza: Promoting Innovation in Improving College Access, Affordability and Completion

    The White House, the U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury, and the General Services Administration host an Education “Datapalooza” to highlight the role that private-sector apps, tools, and services can play in helping students get into and complete college.


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