Assistant Secretary Ochoa to Discuss College Affordability and Accreditation during Opening Remarks at Council for Higher Education Accreditation 2012 Summer Workshop

  • twitter
  • Facebook
  • google+

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will deliver the opening remarks at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation 2012 Summer Workshop on Friday, June 22 in Washington, D.C. Ochoa’s remarks will focus on the Department’s views of accreditation, its available aid and grant funds, affordable student loan repayment options, and initiatives the Department is undertaking to hold down college costs – including calling for a shared responsibility to keep higher education affordable for American families. He will also discuss the Administration’s efforts to make college costs more transparent for students and families, including the Department’s release last week of several lists on the College Affordability and Transparency Center, which highlights institutions with the highest and lowest tuition and net price, and those schools where prices are rising the fastest.

The summer workshop is held each year in Washington, D.C., and attracts more than 100 participants from colleges and universities, accrediting organizations, government, higher education associations and the public. The participants are actively engaged in higher education and involved with government policy affecting higher education and accreditation.