Community college leaders and others react to Biden's $1. 8 trillion plan

Published Apr 30 2021 at 7:00 AM GMT
  • Image: President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan is a game-changer for community colleges and minority-serving institutions, campus leaders say.
  • The $1.8 trillion plan, proposed Wednesday, could bring a much-needed windfall to institutions serving students most hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The plan is a grab bag of opportunities for open-access institutions.
  • It dedicates $109 billion toward two years of free community college and $39 billion for two years of tuition at minority-serving institutions for students with a household income of less than $125,000.
  • It also invests $62 billion for “completion and retention activities at colleges and universities that serve high numbers of low-income students” and allocates $80 billion to increase the maximum Pell Grant by $1,400 per student.



  • Published Apr 30, 2021 7:00 AM GMT