Initiative to Boost Low-Income Students’ Access to Higher Ed

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that it will allow students to apply for federal aid to enroll in “non-traditional” training programs that partner with colleges and universities, as part of a broader effort to increase their ability to enroll in higher education.

The department invited eight institutions of higher education to participate in the Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment, along with organizations ranging from online educational programs and computer coding courses to General Electric.

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