Politics
11:00 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Biden to Discuss College Costs During Ohio Visit

Vice President Joe Biden plans to call attention to the high cost of college and the Obama administration's efforts to make it more affordable when he visits Ohio today.

Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are scheduled to visit Lincoln High School in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna.

The trip is Biden and Duncan's second stop to a presidential battleground state in as many months to talk about college affordability. Both visited Florida last month. And Biden plans to travel to Pennsylvania tomorrow to discuss the issue.

The administration notes that more than two-thirds of Ohio college students take out loans to pay for school, and they graduate with an average debt of over $27,000.