Congress Expands Access to Postsecondary Education and Training for Low-income Adults
Publication Date: September 2007
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
On September 7, Congress enacted H.R. 2669, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. The act substantially helps nontraditional students, such as working adults and older youth, by expanding grant aid and simplifying access to aid. In particular, the act increases the maximum Pell Grant and lets working low-income adults keep more of their earnings. CLASP applauds members of the SenateÂ’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the HouseÂ’s Education and Labor Committee for recognizing the particular challenges faced by low-income working adults and acting to address many of them in this legislation.