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OBAMA SPEECH
POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM
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    Duncan, speaking in advance of President Barack Obama's speech on the campus of the
    University of Michigan, said the federal government also will work aggressively to get universities to
    hold down tuition. “If all three partners come together," he said ...


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OBAMA SPEECH
POSTED BY EIZ ON THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY, 2012, 7:14 AM




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                                                                A A Purchase Image President Barack
                                                                Obama waves as he walks out of Air Force
                                                                One as he arrived at Detroit Metro Wayne
                                                                County Airport on Thursday, January 26,
    2012.


    MoreThe federal government will offer states powerful incentives to invest in higher education, U.S.
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said this morning.


    Duncan, speaking in advance of President Barack Obama’s speech on the campus of University of
    Michigan, said the federal government will also work aggressively to get universities to “hold down
    tuition.”


    “If all three partners (federal government, state government and the universities) come together,
    great things are going to happen.”


    “The campus-based aid that the federal government provides to colleges through Supplemental
    Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Perkins Loans, and Work Study is distributed under an
    antiquated formula that rewards colleges for longevity in the program and provides no incentive to
    keep tuition costs low,”  the White House said in a news briefing statement. “The President is
    proposing to change how those funds are distributed by implementing an improved formula that
    shifts aid from schools with rising tuition to those acting responsibly, focused on setting
    responsible tuition policy, providing good value in education, and ensuring that higher numbers of
    low-income students complete their education.


    “He is also proposing to increase the amount of campus-based aid to $10 billion annually. The
    increase is primarily driven by an expansion of loans in the federal Perkins program – which
    comes at no additional taxpayer cost.

				
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