Podcast: The Key with Inside Higher Ed: Reshaping the Federal Role in Higher Ed

Posted by Inside Higher Ed on September 21, 2021

This episode dissects Congressional legislation that would eliminate tuition at community colleges and alter the relationship between the federal and state governments.

The Biden administration has promised once-in-a-generation investments and changes in higher education. Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives this month would take meaningful steps in that direction.

This episode of The Key digs into what could end up being one of the most significant pieces of federal higher education policy making in many years: the Build Back Better Act. It includes the American College Promise, his plan to make community college tuition-free, significantly expanded funding for Pell Grants, and, for the first time, a fund that would give colleges incentives for retaining their students and ensuring that they graduate. It would also reshape the relationship between federal and state governments, through a partnership that would give state governments billions but require a lot from them in return.

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