President Joe Biden released his American Families Plan yesterday.
The Whitehouse sent Watch The Yard a list of some of the commitments from the plan that the Biden/Harris administration is making that will affect Black colleges students.
According to the plan, the Biden/Harris administration plans to do the following things:
- A new $39 billion program that provides two years of subsidized tuition for students from families earning less than $125,000 enrolled in a four-year HBCU, TCU, or MSI.
- Two years free community college for all Americans including DREAMers.
- $5 billion to expand existing institutional aid grants to HBCUs, TCUs, and MSIs to strengthen, create, and expand educational programs in high-demand fields (e.g., STEM, computer sciences, nursing, and allied health)
- $2 billion directed towards building a pipeline of skilled health care workers with graduate degrees.
- Up to approximately $1,400 in additional assistance to low-income students by increasing the Pell Grant award.
The plan also includes significant commitments to early childhood education, teachers, government assistance and paid leave.
To see the full plan, click here.
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