Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will travel to Doylestown, Pa., today to talk to high school students and their families about the importance of college and the steps the Administration has taken to keep college affordable in Pennsylvania and across the country. Audio of the Vice President and Deputy Secretary Miller's remarks will be streamed live on www.WhiteHouse.gov/live at 10:30 a.m. ET. The event will be at Central Bucks High School West and is open to pre-registered press.
Biden and Miller will also call on colleges and universities to do their part to contain costs and ensure college remains within reach for the middle class. Since the members of Central Bucks High School West's senior class were born, published tuition at public four-year colleges has more than tripled. About 70 percent of Pennsylvania college students take out loans to pay for school, and these students graduate with an average debt of over $28,000.