Obama Speech Highlights Importance of Higher Education, Addresses Cost Issues

August 22, 2013 Updated Aug 22, 2013 at 3:23 PM EDT

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August 22, 2013 Updated Aug 22, 2013 at 3:23 PM EDT

Buffalo- President Obama spoke at the University at Buffalo Thursday, highlighting issues regarding the cost of higher education.

The president spoke about education and a college degree as the road to a strong middle class. He stressed the process as a needed ingredient in making America successful and self-sustaining.

In his speech, president Obama addressed the cost of higher education calling it a problem and making it clear that something needs to be done about making it a more manageable investment.

The president offered solutions, outlining ways to help combat the cost of college.

Stay with WKBW throughout the day for more from the Presidential visit.