MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter is hosting a town hall at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis to talk about providing affordable college educations.
Kanter will give remarks and take questions and input from students and educators during the meeting on Thursday afternoon. She will discuss available aid and grant funds, affordable student loan repayment options and other initiatives that the department is taking to make college more affordable.
She will also talk with college presidents in Memphis in a closed meeting. The visit is part of a series of discussions that White House officials are having with higher education leaders across the country about the need to keep college affordable.