Right now, the unemployment rate for Americans with a college degree or more is about half the national average. The incomes of folks with a college degree are twice as high as those who don’t have a high school diploma. A higher education is the clearest path into the middle class.
President Obama is committed to making sure more Americans have a shot at higher education—that’s why he’s urging Congress act to keep interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this summer. See how the President is helping students better afford the education they need to succeed—and what’s at stake if Republicans in Congress stand in the way.