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  • "Why I Was at the White House Today"

    Andy MacCracken from Arlington, Virginia explains why President Obama's new executive action to help student loan borrowers is personal for him.


  • President Obama on Student Loan Debt: "No Hardworking Young Person Should Be Priced Out of a Higher Education"

    President Obama signs a memorandum to help make student loan debt more affordable and manageable to repay.


  • Weekly Address: Supporting America's Students

    In this week's address, President Obama underscored the importance of helping to lift the burden of crushing student loan debt faced by too many Americans and highlighted the efforts he's taken to ensure we uphold America's commitment to provide a quality education for all who are willing to work for it.


  • 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.


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