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Obama College Affordability

Obama Promotes College Debt Refinancing Bill

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is prepping new executive steps to help Americans struggling to pay off their student debt, and throwing hi...

Reforming College Debt, Part II: Possible Solutions

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

There aren't many people who will dispute the value of a college education. College graduates tend to have higher levels of job satisfaction and quali...

Social Mission Should Be Part of College Ranking Equation

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Over Labor Day Weekend nearly 300,000 college and university students descended on Boston to begin another academic year, bringing with them energy, v...

Post-Graduate Success Not Solely Based on Earnings

Janet Riggs | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Janet Riggs

Where in President Obama's plan for evaluating institutions of higher education is the role that a college or university plays in preparing students for community service, for lives of responsible citizenship?

College Accountability and Common Sense

Susan C. Scrimshaw | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Susan C. Scrimshaw

My deepest concern is the intention to rate colleges and universities in part on the earnings of graduates. The message this sends to our youth, and to our educators, is "Forget the professions which serve critical societal needs, but which won't make you rich."

Federal Regulation to Reduce College Costs: The Big Lie

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

President Obama's populist rhetoric bashing colleges on cost and accountability was surely a crowd-pleaser; and there's just enough truth in his criticism to make his plan seem, at the very least, important if not brilliant. But the plan masks a big lie. Actually, several big lies.

Obama Bus Tour Rolls On

Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUBURN, N.Y. — President Barack Obama gets back on the road Friday for the final leg of a two-day bus tour ce...

Obama Jokes About What He Hasn't Done In A While

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compr...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Revives 'Don't Double My Rate' Battle | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday stepped into the ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama, Republicans Spoiling For Fresh Student Loan Showdown | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even before President Barack Obama personally joins the debate over student loan interest rates on Friday, Republican lawmakers and high...

New Obama College Loan Proposal Puts Student Needs Last

Kati Haycock | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

These students and their families cannot bear additional costs. The president's proposal, although it might lower interest rates very slightly in the first year, will ultimately allow those rates to rise uncontrollably.

Improving College Affordability: The Ball Is in the States' Courts

Elsa Nunez | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education
Elsa Nunez

The excitement that typically surrounds college acceptance letters coming into households around the country is now being tempered by more than a little trepidation. The cost of college combined with a troubled economy means tough choices for prospective students.

'Half Of My Generation Didn't Get Up And Go To A Job This Morning'

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | College

* Obama seeks to energize campus vote as students start classes * Reminds students of healthcare benefits under Obamacare ...

College Affordability and the American Dream

Sally Mason | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Sally Mason

As our country faces the economic, social, cultural, and global challenges of the 21st century, the way to keep the American dream within our grasp is to provide more, not less, access to higher education.

New Plan to Cut College Costs? Been There, Done That

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Asking colleges and states to take on more of the cost of reforms will lead to bigger tuition increases, not smaller ones. Something must be done, but experienced educators will tell you this "new" plan isn't the way to go.

Obama Gets Tough On Higher Ed

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 04.22.2012 | College

WASHINGTON — Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. But the Obama administration is pushin...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

If Michigan Doesn't Invest More In Education, Obama Could Withhold Federal Funds | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.27.2012 | Detroit

Addressing an enthusiastic audience at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Friday, President Barack Obama spoke about college affordability, a top...

Joy Resmovits

Can Obama Make College Affordable? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

If the Obama administration has trotted out one trusty example to symbolize the plight of the middle class, it's college graduates drowning in debt. O...

Joy Resmovits

Pell Grants Saved -- Kind Of | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.15.2011 | College

With the maximum allocation for Pell Grants preserved in the latest round of the budget showdown -- despite much political football and an earlier Hou...