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State of the Union: Obama talks to the students

by: Tatyana Phelps

We’re getting degrees. We’re getting jobs. The way President Obama puts it, it’s a pretty great time to be a college student.

Free college was one of the biggest topics of discussion during Obama’s State of the Union speech on Jan. 20. Obama’s proposal is to offer community college for no cost at all. Of course, this doesn’t affect us much, but it may affect our younger siblings, cousins and friends.

However, according to International Business Times, in order for students to take advantage of the “America’s College Promise” program, they have to at least be part-time students and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and progress toward finishing their programs.

“Whoever you are, this (America’s College Promise) plan is your chance to graduate ready for the new economy, without a load of debt,” Obama said during the speech. “Understand, you’ve got to earn it — you’ve got to keep your grades up and graduate on time.

“I want to spread that idea all across America, so that two years of college becomes as free and universal in America as high school is today,” Obama said.

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