The wave front of the divest-from-oil movement has hit colleges like Dartmouth and Swarthmore.

A new divestment movement may soon follow, focused on student loan monies being diverted to Obamacare funding.

Campus Reform’s Josiah Ryan has the details:

Approximately 40 student activists marched outside the White House on Wednesday to demand that President Obama abandon his plan to divert $9 billion of profits from student funds to help pay for his landmark Affordable Care Act.

The protesters, who appeared to be students, said their cause took on new urgency on Monday when student interest rates on federal students rates jumped from 3.4 to 6.8 percent thanks, in part, to the inaction of Senate Democrats.

“One, two, three, four, kick those high rates out the door,” they shouted. “Five, six, seven, eight, get your hands off our rate.”

Several college age individuals walking by joined the protest and one counter protester attempted to shout down the students as they marched.

Mahsa Parviz, a graduate student at Harvard University, said she was “livid” that President Obama and members of Congress had not managed to come to an agreement on lowering rates.

“I have friends and family members who have struggled with 30-years of college debt and it just keeps piling on,” she said. “To see the rates doubt last week… I am livid that Congress and President Obama aren’t stepping into do something.”

Another, student, David Haas, who is a senior at Penn State University, suggested Democrats were exploiting students by robbing the student loan progam to fund the Affordable Care Act.

“We are not cash cows,” said Haas. “We are hardworking students. He [President Obama] is funding benefits we will never even see.”

The protest was spurred, in part, by a Campus Reform report last week on a little known provision in the Affordable Care Act that could cost students enrolled in the government’s loan program up to $8.7 billion in extra interest over the next decade.

According to the CBO, interest rates could immediately be lowered to 5.3 percent from 6.3 percent if the funds were not diverted to Obamacare.