The stakes are high for young Americans this election. President Obama and Mitt Romney have vastly different views on whether our country should prioritize affordable higher education. President Obama has consistently fought to make college more affordable, while Romney applauded the Republican budget that would cut college scholarship aid for those who need it most. For young people voting this November, the choice is clear. Here’s why:
President Obama doubled funding for Pell grants, helping nearly 10 million students afford college last year.
He also signed a student loan agreement that prevented an interest rate hike for 7.4 million students.
Lastly, he led the way with comprehensive student loan reform, signing a law that makes it easier for students to pay back federal college loans. In 2014, this will mean that new borrowers will no longer have to spend more than 10 percent of their disposable income on student loan payments.
President Obama has fought for us–now it’s time to fight for him. To continue the progress that he has made to make college more affordable, we’re going to need your help.