Will Pell grant expansion provide aid for short-term training programs?

Will Pell grant expansion provide aid for short-term training programs?

Reported by Education Dive, the JOBS Act was introduced in Congress, which would expand Pell Grants to be used in training and certificate programs as short as eight weeks long (down from 15 weeks and 600 clock hours today).

The takeaway? This would potentially open up financial aid to millions of more students, and put a rush on the development of shorter-term training programs. The difficulty would come from ensuring the quality of these training programs. But if financial aid does indeed open up to this market, this is likely a market our institutions will need to build for.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.