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Duncan Retuns To Hartford To Talk Financial Aid

by Staff Report | Jan 20, 2014 8:35am
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Posted to: Education, Hartford

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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will return to the University High School of Science and Engineering in Hartford on Tuesday afternoon for a conversation about financial aid for college.

The town hall-style meeting will highlight the 2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other resources available to access higher education.

Last week, President Barack Obama’s administration convened higher education leaders and announced 100 new commitments to expand college access and opportunity.

The department has also worked to ensure that the FAFSA is an inclusive form that reflects the diversity of American families, according to a White House press release. Beginning with the 2014-15 federal student aid form, the Department will — for the first time — collect income and other information from a dependent student’s legal parents regardless of the parents’ marital status or gender, if those parents live together.

Duncan will be joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, and University of Hartford President Walter Harrison. The event will begin at 1:40 p.m.

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posted by: art vandelay | January 20, 2014  11:19am

art vandelay

Isn’t it nice that Arne Duncan, Dan Malloy, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Stefan Pryor, & Pedro Segarra are all going to sit around the “camp fire” to talk about financial aid.  I’ll bet one topic that is NOT going to be discussed is how to LOWER tuition costs so students aren’t financially buried for life after graduating college.  I just caught an article where a UCONN college professor will be retiring on a 200K+ pension for life after only contributing that amount for his entire career.  That’s the problem folks!.  Administrators, Professors, and overpaid staff sucking the system dry.  If things were done right, students should be able to get a 4 year degree without a massive loans.  It should be affordable.

posted by: StanMuzyk | January 20, 2014  1:18pm

The political participants of this talk are “are good at being involved in photo-ops” for free news-media exposure but have no clue on lowering college tuition cots, Like actors—“they merely get into the play.”

posted by: Bluecoat | January 20, 2014  1:58pm

These guys will bleed us dry before new trends emerge in Higher Education.
Mr. Duncan probably should read Glen Reynold’s new book...