President Obama speaking to young college-aged voters during a campaign stop at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, told them that he and Michelle Obama paid off their student loans just eight years ago.
‘Check this out, all right? I’m the president of the United States. We only finished paying off our student loans about eight years ago,’ he said while addressing college students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that wasn’t that long ago.’
It really wasn’t. That would mean that the couple paid off their loans in the same year that he ran for and won the Senatorial race in 2004. By that point, he had been working as a state senator for seven years and Mrs. Obama was working as an executive at the University of Chicago hospitals.