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VA College Republicans React To Biden Visit to Virginia

- April 3, 2012

Today, Vice President Biden is in Virginia speaking about making college affordable. This is quite ironic considering the fact that since President Obama has taken office, the cost of tuition at a four year in-state college has increased 25%. Furthermore, in Virginia the average college student graduates with $23,327 in student loan debt.... Continue Reading »

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ICYMI: Chairman Priebus: “A Failing Grade: Obama’s Record with College Students”

- March 13, 2012

"These days, it seems like the president spends more time thinking about the Final Four than the difficulties facing a family of four: the soaring college tuition, the sluggish economy, skyrocketing gas prices, and massive national debt. Of course, no one begrudges the president's filling out a bracket. But March Madness should not trump our many national crises...... Continue Reading »

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FACT CHECK: Vice President Biden On Cutting Pell Grants

- February 6, 2012

In Tallahassee Today, Vice President Biden Claims The Administration Didn’t Cut Pell Grants. BIDEN: “We took that sixty billion dollars, and we allocated forty billion of it to Pell grants, forty billion to Pell grants. And nearly 600,000 students here in the state of Florida are getting Pell grants, including a quarter of the students here at FSU. So the debate was we should cut Pell grants, we didn’t cut them, we raised them $800 bucks and we increased access.”... Continue Reading »

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Three Years As President And It Takes An Election For Obama To Address College Affordability

- January 27, 2012

Today, President Obama Will Travel To Michigan To Announce A Plan Focusing On The Costs Of Higher Education. “President Barack Obama will announce Friday a plan to shift some federal dollars away from colleges and universities that don’t control tuition costs and new competitions in higher education to encourage efficiency as part of an effort to contain soaring college costs.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s College Affordability Farce

- January 27, 2012

Good morning, the president is set to discuss college affordability and student loans today in Michigan but we’ve heard this all before. See the following comment from the RNC as well as stories from late 2011 – the last time we heard this same rhetoric.... Continue Reading »

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Generation: Disappointed

- December 5, 2011

Obama Will Make Student Debt And The Price Of College An Issue In His Re-Election. “Amid an increasing focus on student debt and college prices, the event seems to signal that the Obama administration will make the issue a focus going into the 2012 campaign. In a speech Monday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan called on colleges to address rising tuition prices "with much greater urgency." The House of Representatives held a subcommittee.”... Continue Reading »

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