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Obama visits WNY

August 22, 2013

College costs are on the rise

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Tonawanda News — Jeff Floff of Kenmore, who is entering his senior year at Buffalo State College as an English major, said he’s heard nightmare stories about student debt from friends. He admits he’s been fortunate: His parents have been able to save for his college before he was born, more than 20 years.

“I was definitely very lucky,” he said, “and I had very smart parents.”

ON THE NET * U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics: nces.ed.gov/ * NCES College Navigator: nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ * Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center: collegecost.ed.gov/

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Obama visits WNY
  • 130822 Obama 6 crop.jpg Obama seeks 'better bargain' for college

    In a return visit to Western New York, president outlines some sweeping changes to student loans and higher education funding from the stage at UB's Alumni Arena.

    August 22, 2013 2 Photos

  • 130822 obama 7.jpg Youthful crowd embraces college reform agenda

    Roaring their approval when a video screen showed Air Force One landing in Cheektowaga — and again when Obama bounded on stage — those in attendance offered the nation's commander-in-chief a hearty Western New York welcome.

    August 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • 130822 obama protesters 1.jpg For protesters, Obama visit is a chance to be heard

    President Obama's second visit to Western New York since taking office drew thousands to the University at Buffalo's north campus. Though not everyone gathered on UB's campus was there to hear the president speak. Some were there to have their own voices heard.

    August 22, 2013 2 Photos

  • 130821 obama visit 1.jpg Obama to visit region today

    Obama to visit WNY today for national address on higher education reform

    August 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • College costs are on the rise

    August 22, 2013

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