President Obama Joins the Ready for Success Bus Tour


President Obama at the Bus Tour Town HallPresident 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.



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:


  1. It was such and honor to be present to see the President. It is an experience my daughter and I will never forget. There is no one else that we would sit on metal bleachers for 3 hours under the stage lights to see. 🙂

  2. I think it is outstanding that President Obama is promoting FASA and joined Back to School Bus Tour.

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