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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is joining us for special session of White House Office Hours on Wednesday, June 27th at 2:00 p.m. EDT. During a live Q&A on Twitter, Secretary Duncan will answer your questions about college affordability and the administration’s education policies and priorities.

Will you join us? Here’s how it works:

Today, higher education isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity that every American family should be able to afford. But it’s also getting more and more expensive.

For the first time ever, Americans owe more in student loans than in credit card debt. That’s why the President is calling on Congress to keep interest rates low so that every hardworking student gets a fair shot at the skills and training needed to get a good job in today's economy.

If Congress doesn’t act, interest rates on federal student loans will double on July 1 and more than 7 million students around the country will rack up an average of $1,000 of extra debt each. Raise your voice and reach out if you agree that student loan rates should not double on July 1. As the President said, "If you tweet, use the hashtag #DontDoubleMyRate." Learn more at

Take a few minutes to watch President Obama speak on the issue, then join us for Office Hours with Secretary Duncan on June 27th at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Be sure to follow @WhiteHouse for the latest updates and more opportunities to engage.

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