Making college more affordable and accessible has been a top priority of this Congress.  This past September, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act was signed into law to help millions of students and their families.  As the single largest investment in college financial assistance since the GI Bill in 1944, this bill will save college students an average of $4,400 on student loan interest, increase Pell Grant amounts, and forgive loans for those who provide 10 years of public service.  It ensures that college can be affordable and accessible.  This historic investment in America’s students will make our nation more economically competitive, and strengthen our future.