College Affordability and Completion

College Affordability and Completion

College Affordability Initiative

In August, President Obama outlined an ambitious new agenda to combat rising college costs. The President's plan includes three parts: paying for performance; promoting innovation and competition; and ensuring that student debt remains affordable. Click on the links below for more information.

On The Blog

Helping families navigate their higher education options (June 25)
From the start of this Administration, President Obama has charged our team to join him in doing everything we can to make college an affordable reality for everyone. As part of that effort, in...
Beyond High School Diplomas: Educators Aim Towards College Completion (March 9)
Nationally, just 18 percent of all 9th graders complete four year degrees within 10 years. There needs to be a real sense of urgency as we move forward in creating and sustaining greater college...
Secretary Duncan Hears From Veterans on Challenges to College Success (September 26)
Secretary Duncan recently met with student veterans. (Photo credit: U.S. Department of Education) How do we as a country provide supports on college campuses for veterans and ensure they have access...
Building Momentum: Education Leaders Convene at the White House to Help Address the Developmental Education Challenge (August 26)
Higher education leaders met at the White House to build on the momentum generated at January’s College Opportunity Summit and focus on addressing a key barrier to postsecondary completion. Some...
The First Lady on the Power of Education (November 13)
Cross-posted from the White House Blog. Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited sophomores at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, DC. The First...