09/28/2012 03:18 pm ET

New Obama Ads Tout Goal Of Cutting Tuition And Attack Romney On Pell Grants - Decision 2012 - The Chronicle Of Higher Education

As part of a two-minute campaign advertisement released on Thursday, President Obama outlines an economic plan, called “a new economic patriotism,” that includes his pledge to reduce college tuition and expand federal student aid.

Speaking directly to a camera, Mr. Obama says that the United States will remain competitive by ”training two million Americans with the job skills they need at our community colleges, cutting the growth of tuition in half, and expanding student aid so more Americans can afford it.”