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 ED Seeks Public Comments on College Ratings Proposal 

10/31/2013

In order to gather public input about the Obama Administration’s proposals to address rising college costs and make college more affordable for American families, the U.S. Department of Education is announcing new details today about its plan to engage stakeholders over the coming months.

In a Federal Register notice published today, the department announced that it will host four public forums across the country. These forums will coincide with the department’s upcoming Request for Information (RFI) to ask experts to weigh in on methods for creating a college ratings system that would better inform students and encourage institutions to improve.

The open forums are designed to offer the opportunity for members of the public to provide feedback and input on the department’s proposals, as well as to hear the views of others. The four forums will take place:

  • November 6 at California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • November 13 at George Mason University
  • November 15 at the University of Northern Iowa
  • November 21 at Louisiana State University

Details about each public forum will provided later, and posted online here: www.ed.gov/college-affordability

The forum is free and open to the public. Please ask your networks to register by sending an e-mail at least three days prior to the event to collegefeedback@ed.gov with the subject “Open Forum Registration.”

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