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President Obama to Visit NOVA

On Tuesday, March 30, President Barack Obama will visit NOVA’s Alexandria Campus to sign a historic bill that will make higher education more affordable and help more Americans earn a college degree.

In addition to lowering health care costs for American families and small businesses, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 raises the maximum Pell Grant, makes loan payments more affordable for students with unmanageable debt and increases investments in community colleges, Historically Black Colleges, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and other Minority Serving Institutions.

Accompanying President Obama will be Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other cabinet members.

This is President Obama’s second visit to NOVA, and the College is honored to welcome him again. The President will be introduced by Dr. Jill Biden, Associate Professor of English at the Alexandria Campus.

Based on direction from the White House, this event is by invitation only. However, a video of the bill signing will be posted on NOVA’s website, www.nvcc.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.