President Barack Obama joined Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of as the Duncan’s Sixth Annual Back-to-School Bus Tour. The President and Secretary Duncan hosted a town hall with high school students and their parents to discuss college access and affordability.
The President also announced a new initiative to allow students and families to apply for financial aid earlier – starting in October as the college application process gets underway – rather than in January. Being able to fill out the FAFSA earlier in the admission process will help students and families understand the true cost of attending college – taking available financial aid into account – and make more informed decisions.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 14, 2015
Together with the newly launched College Scorecard – which is redesigned with direct input from students, families, and their advisers – students will have more information to choose the right college than ever before.
Watch the town hall with President Obama and Secretary Duncan:
Watch Secretary Duncan wrap up Day One of the Ready for Success bus tour: