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October 30, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Announces New Public Engagement Efforts to Improve College Value and Affordability

In order to gather public input about the Obama Administration's proposals to address rising college costs and make college more affordable for American families, the U.S.

Additional Resources

  • White House Fact Sheet on the President’s Plan to Make College More Affordable: A Better Bargain for the Middle Class

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We want to hear from you! We need your ideas and suggestions about how to combat rising college costs and make college affordable for American families.

August 19, 2013

U.S. Department of Education Announces "Strong Start, Bright Future" Back-to-School Bus Tour with Stops Around the Southwest

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and senior Department officials will visit states throughout the Southwest for "Strong Start, Bright Future," the Department's annual back-to-school bus tour from Monday, Sept. 9, to Friday, Sept. 13. The tour will kick off in New Mexico before heading to Texas, Arizona, and California.

June 27, 2013

Education Department Releases Latest College Cost Data to Help Families Make Informed Decisions

Today, the U.S. Department of Education updated its College Affordability and Transparency Lists as part of the Administration's ongoing effort to increase transparency around the cost of college. The updated lists highlight institutions with the highest tuition prices, highest net prices, and institutions whose costs are rising at the fastest rates.

October 18, 2012

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the TIME Higher Education Summit

It's great to be at the TIME Summit on Higher Education with such a distinguished group of leaders. All of you have thought long and hard about the future of higher education. And I'll try to be brief before we turn to the panel discussion.

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