Bill aims to legislation would lower the cost of college for students and families by doubling the Pell Grant, improving the PSLF program, and lowering interest rates, among other things.
The bill would expand Pell Grant eligibility to short-term training programs. It would also require such programs to demonstrate that they prepare their students for a gainful employment.
While upward transfer—transfers from community colleges to four-year universities—continued to decline, the six-year college graduation rate among transfers is on the rise.
The Education Dept. may miss its October 1 goal for launching the form. AACRAO and other groups urge the agency to consider a number of recommendations to mitigate potential harm to students in the event of a delayed launch.
Blueprint would increase the maximum Pell Grant by $500 and invest $90 billion over 10 years to expand free community college access, among other things.
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