Congress Moves To Fulfill Promises on Higher Education

Pekow, Charles
February 2007
Community College Week;2/12/2007, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p12
The article reports that the U.S. Congress has approved a budget bill in February 2007 that would make higher education more affordable. The bill will increase the annual Pell Grant funding, the nation's largest need-based scholarship program, to $13.6 billion. The bill will also keep higher education funding at current levels. On the other hand, legislation passed by Congress to slash student loan interest rates in half is encountering opposition in the Senate.


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