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Topic: National

Students react to State of the Union address

January 25, 2012 Comments are Disabled

President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address last night, discussing the rising costs of higher education in a speech that focused largely on the economy. The president urged states to prioritize higher education in their budgets while also calling on Congress to expedite a law that would lower the maximum interest rate on student loans. He also addressed colleges and universities, stressing the importance of preventing tuition increases. “If you can’t stop tuition from going up,” Obama told institutions of higher education, “the funding you get from taxpayers will go down.”