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Obama Fails On College Costs

- October 24, 2012

In The Past Year, Average In-State Tuition For Four-Year Public Colleges Increased 4.8 Percent. "Average published tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year colleges and universities increased from $8,256 in 2011-12 to $8,655 in 2012-13. The 4.8% increase in tuition and fees was accompanied by a $325 (3.7%) increase in room and board charges for students living on campus. At $9,205, room and board charges account for more than half of the total charges for these students." ... Continue Reading »

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Debate Highlight: Obama’s Failed Record On College Education

- October 17, 2012

Obama: "We've Seen Millions Of Young People Be Able To Afford College." OBAMA: "And as a consequence, we've seen millions of young people be able to afford college, and that's going to make sure that young women are going to be able to compete in that marketplace." ... Continue Reading »

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Under Obama, Student Loan Debt Sets New Records

- September 27, 2012

Obama In 2008: "The Key Is Going To Be Going Forward, Making Sure That Young People In The Future Are Able To Afford To Go To College." OBAMA: "As I said, what we are looking at potentially is being able to consolidate some of the loans, and if they are part of a broader pool, we may be able to lower interest rates on the debt that they already owe. But the key is going to be going forward, making sure that young people in the future are able to afford to go to college." ... Continue Reading »

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Get Educated About Obama's Fact Sheet

- August 22, 2012

Today, In Ohio And Nevada, Obama Touted A Fact Sheet About Student Loans And Financial Aid Produced By The Department Of Education OBAMA: "And by the way, part of our job is also to make sure you don't need a PhD to apply for financial aid in the first place. So, we put in place this new consumer protection watchdog, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, put in place and it's working with the Department of Education to develop a simple new fact sheet on student loans and financial aid, so you can have all the information you need to make your own best choices about how to pay for college. We call it 'Know Before You Owe.' Know before you owe. That's a good idea." ... Continue Reading »

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A Broken Record

- August 21, 2012

Today, The Obama Campaign Launched A New Website Touting Its "Pay As You Earn" Student Loan Payment Program, Which Was Unveiled As A "We Can't Wait" Initiative Last Fall. "President Obama's campaign launched a new website Tuesday highlighting the president's student loan program, looking to target the youth vote that buoyed his efforts in 2008. The website touts the 'Pay As You Earn' program, which caps federal student loan payments at 10 percent of discretionary income. Users can plug their income and student loan debt into the calculator to see what their monthly payments would be. The program was announced last October as part of the president's 'We Can't Wait' initiatives, a set of executive orders and regulations intended to stimulate the economy - and create distance from an increasingly unpopular Congress."... Continue Reading »

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The Big Fail: Obama Fails College Costs 101

- May 21, 2012

Rhetoric On The Cost Of College And Student Loans “Has Yet To Change the Worsening Trend.” “Everyone from the president to any parent with a calculator has railed against the rising cost of college and the increasing reliance on education loans. But the rhetoric has yet to change the worsening trend.”... Continue Reading »

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