VP Biden Comes to Tallahassee

United States Vice President Joe Biden will be coming to Florida State today with Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to discuss tackling rising college tuition costs.

In correlation with President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Biden will be touching on the reforms Obama challenged Congress to explore.

“As part of a continuing national dialogue on the issue, the Vice President will discuss the importance of college and the steps the Administration has taken to keep college affordable in Florida and across the country,” read the press release dated Feb. 3.

If the reforms pass through the Congress it will be the first time in U.S. history that the government has tied federal campus aid to responsible tuition policies.

“In today’s global economy, a college education is no longer just a privilege for some, but rather a prerequisite for all,” as outlined in the press release. “To reach a national goal of leading the world with the highest share of college graduates by 2020, we must make college more affordable.”

The event starts at 11 a.m. and is being held in the FSU basketball training facility, located at 520 W. Madison Street.