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September 25, 2012

More Than 1.9 Million College Students to Receive Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, Providing Easy-to-Understand Information About College Costs

Note: For regular updates on the institutions that have committed to adopting the Shopping Sheet, visit the Shopping Sheet website.

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July 12, 2012

New State-by-State College Attainment Numbers Show Progress Toward 2020 Goal

In remarks prepared for delivery to the summer meeting of the National Governors Association in Williamsburg, Va., on Friday, July 13, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will praise governors for increasing college completion but will also challenge states to maintain support for higher education while urging colleges and universities to hold down tuition.

June 21, 2012

Projects in 25 States and Puerto Rico Awarded Share of $14 Million in Trio Talent Search Grants, Aiming to Increase Access to Higher Education

Editor's note: A program in your state is among the list of awarded grantees. See list at the bottom for reference.

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of $14.2 million for 43 new awards under the Talent Search program.

June 12, 2012

Education Department Releases College Cost Data to Empower Families to Make Informed Investments

The U.S. Department of Education continued to increase transparency around the cost of college by updating several lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center today, highlighting institutions with the highest and lowest tuition and net price, and those schools where prices are rising the fastest.

May 31, 2012

Under Secretary Kanter to Participate in Roundtable on Financing College Success: Innovations to Promote Readiness, Access and Completion

U.S. Under Secretary Martha Kanter will be one of the speakers at New America Foundation's roundtable discussion, "Financing College Success: Innovations to Promote Readiness, Access, and Completion," at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in Washington, D.C.

March 29, 2012

Vice President Biden, Secretary Duncan to Travel to Norfolk to Discuss College Affordability


Washington, DC — On Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia to discuss college affordability.

February 06, 2012

Vice President Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Duncan, Sen. Kerry, and Rep. Hoyer to Visit Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland to Amplify President's College Affordability Plan

Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his senior staff, Sen. John Kerry, and Rep. Steny Hoyer will visit three states on Monday, Feb. 6—Florida, Massachusetts and Maryland—to promote access and affordability in higher education by asking states to rein in rising college costs.

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