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The White House issued a statement on Monday in which the administration offered strong support for House appropriators’ efforts to bundle a spending package that would include a 41% increase above the fiscal year 2021 enacted level for Department of Education (ED) programs, matching the president’s budget request of $102.8 billion in discretionary appropriations for ED. The House is aiming to advance that wide-ranging spending bill, for the 2022 fiscal year, before the end of the week at which time the chamber is expected to recess for the summer.
While free college programs are proliferating across the country and President Joe Biden hopes to implement one at the federal level making community college tuition-free for all, a new report published from public policy-focused think tank Third Way suggests there are more viable alternatives to provide an affordable path to a higher education than the slogan-friendly free college concept.
If you were unable to join us for the July 20 webinar, New Findings from an Evaluation of CARES Act Emergency Aid Funding, you can still tune in for the on-demand recording. You’ll have full access to the webinar archive and handout. If you attended the live event, you can still use your registration link to access the on-demand event and FAQ document. Order today.