U.S. Education Under Secretary to Host Town Hall on College Affordability at Booker T. Washington High School

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U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will host a town hall at Booker T. Washington High School as part of a series of conversations the Department is having with students and families on college affordability. The forum will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, and will be held in the library at the high school.

Kanter will deliver brief remarks and then take questions and input from students and educators. During the event, Kanter will discuss the Department’s available aid and grant funds, affordable student loan repayment options, and initiatives the Department is taking to hold down college costs.

While in town, Kanter will also engage with local college presidents and leaders in a closed-press meeting. These discussions are part of a series of conversations that senior Obama Administration officials are having with higher education leaders across the country on the importance of holding down college costs.Click here for more information on the Obama Administration’s plan to keep college affordable.