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 Readout from a Treasury spokesperson regarding Deputy Secretary Raskin's roundtable with Bunker Hill Community College students


WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin participated in a roundtable discussion with students at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston today focused on student loans and college affordability.  Deputy Secretary Raskin asked the students to share their views, concerns, and suggestions based on their experiences in choosing a school and figuring out how to pay for it.
Deputy Secretary Raskin said that the Obama Administration is committed to increasing access and improving outcomes for students choosing different higher education options at various stages of their lives. She highlighted the Administration’s proposal to expand free community college, an essential entry point into higher education for millions of Americans, as one example.  Deputy Secretary Raskin also stressed the importance of borrowers understanding their repayment options, including the availability of income based repayment alternatives, as they finish school and enter repayment.  She closed by restating that the Treasury Department will continue to work with the White House, the Department of Education, and other agencies on this issue that is vital to our country’s future.  

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