Obama Campaign Emphasizes College Affordability
- Paul Ryan's views and record on higher education
- The Republican candidate's record on higher education
- Education Dept. will email 3.5 million student-loan borrowers about income-based repayment
- Obama said to propose market-based interest rate for student loans
- Higher education plays a role in Democratic platform
Although the student loan interest rate crisis of the summer has been resolved, college affordability has continued to play a role in President Obama's campaign. In an event Tuesday at Capital University, in Ohio, Obama focused on his administration's support for the Pell Grant and criticized his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, for telling college students concerned about tuition prices to "shop around," according to The Plain Dealer. The Obama campaign has sought to emphasize its student loan and Pell Grant policies in recent days, as the entrance of Representative Paul Ryan as Romney's running mate has renewed debates about federal education funding: also on Tuesday, the campaign introduced a website about income-based student loan repayment.