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Vice President Biden to Discuss College Affordability in Nevada

Leigh Flores, The White House, Office of the Vice President, (301) Leigh Flores781-0966

Event Date 1: January 19, 2012 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Washington, DC — On Thursday, January 19, Vice President Joe Biden and Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will visit Galena High School in Reno, Nevada to discuss college affordability.

Since the members of Galena High School's senior class were born, average published tuition and fees at public four-year colleges across the country have tripled. Two thirds of all college students take out loans to pay for school, graduating with an average debt of over $25,000.

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 Nevada and across the country. He will also call on colleges and universities to do their part to contain costs and ensure college remains within reach for the middle class.

For more information on the Vice President's nationwide call to action on the issue of college affordability, visit

This event will be open press. Media details are below.

Event 1
Who : Vice President Joe Biden and Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller
What : Details:
Cable Run: TBD
Throw: 45 ft

This event is Open Press. Media must RSVP with the Name, Position (Reporter, TV Camera, Photographer, etc.) Media Outlet, Phone and Email for each person planning to cover the event to by Wednesday, January 18th at 5:00 PM EST. At the event, you will be required to wear your outlet's media credential at all times, either around the neck or pinned to clothing.

If Interested In Bringing A Satellite Truck, Please Note In RSVP.
When : Thursday, January 19, 2012

Event Start time: 11:30 AM PT
Satellite Truck Arrival: Outlets Should Note Interest In Bringing A Satellite Truck In RSVP; due to signal issues caused by mountainous terrain, outlets will need to conduct a site survey in advance
Camera Pre-Set: 6:30 AM PT
Restricted Access Time: 7:00-9:00 AM PT
Press Arrival Time: 10:00-11:00 AM PT
Final Press Access Time: 11:00 AM PT
Where : Galena High School, 3600 Butch Cassidy Way, Reno, NV
Satellite Truck Parking: TBD
Press Parking: Student parking lot
Press Entrance: Entrance to gymnasium