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President Barack Obama took his "opportunity" story to Florida on Friday, where he highlighted initiatives to improve access to higher education at a Miami-area high school.
"No striving, hard-working young American should ever be denied a college education just because they can’t afford it," Obama said at Coral Reef High School.
The speech was just another stop in the president's nationwide tour to highlight Obama's middle class-oriented agenda, which he first outlined during his State of the Union address in January.
"One of the single most important part of our opportunity agenda is making sure every young person in America has access to a world class education," he said, drawing on his and first lady Michelle Obama's own experiences in taking out loans to support their own college and graduate educations.
Citing statistics about the number of high school students who simply neglect to fill out the FAFSA form, Obama urged them to do so -- even if they find out they are ineligible for any or much federal assistance.
"My challenge to every high school student in America today: fill out the form," he said.