President Barack Obama began is college affordability tour Thursday at the University of Buffalo before heading to Henninger High School in Syracuse.

Today, Obama will speak at Binghamton University and Lackawanna College in Scranton.

Obama's speeches focused on his plan for a federally-sponsored rating system that measures a college's value for students. He also spoke about different ways to repay student loans that don't burden recent graduates.

Today's speeches are scheduled for 12:45 p.m. in Binghamton and 4:40 p.m. at Lackawanna College.