President Obama believes a skilled workforce is critical to keeping America competitive and creating an economy built to last. He’s helping millions of students pay for college. Romney told students to “shop around” if they’re worried about higher college costs.
· President Obama is kicking off his three-state college tour today in Iowa and Colorado. He’ll discuss the choice for young voters in this election between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy, in particular how to make sure our future workers can afford to get a college degree.
- Building a skilled workforce is critical to creating an economy built to last – one that competes with China and India for jobs of future – but too many kids are being priced out of college or are forced to graduate with too much debt.
· President Obama is helping millions of students afford a college education.
o His student loan reforms stopped giving more than $60 billion in taxpayer dollars to big banks so we could make it easier for students to repay their loans and double our investment in Pell Grant scholarships.
o His college tax credit helped more than 9 million students and families save on tuition last year.
o He’s challenging colleges to provide a quality education at an affordable price and proposing to shift federal aid away from colleges that fail to keep costs down.
- Mitt Romney says students should “shop around” if they’re worried about higher college costs. Romney and Ryan would make college more expensive for millions by:
- Eliminating the President’s college tax credit.
- Slashing Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 10 million students.
- Must Watch: This DNC video featuring Romney’s solution for students.