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Student Defense Applauds Biden Administration's Efforts to Expand Higher Ed Access Through American Families Plan

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April 28, 2021 

 

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Student Defense Applauds Biden Administration's Efforts to Expand Higher Ed Access Through American Families Plan  

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, National Student Legal Defense Network (Student Defense) President Aaron Ament released the following statement regarding President Biden’s American Families Plan. 

 

"The proposals in the American Families Plan to increase the Pell Grant and to offer two years of free community college create new opportunities for students who want to pursue postsecondary education but who oftentimes lack the financial resources to do so.  

 

"Supporting community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and other Minority-Serving Institutions is a smart investment towards helping underrepresented groups access higher education, especially those who are often targeted by predatory for-profit institutions.  

 

"Student Defense supports the American Families Plan and President Biden’s efforts to grow educational attainment and close equity gaps — both critical to our recovery from the pandemic and the future of the American economy."

 

The American Families Plan provides for increased investment in education from Pre-K through higher education including universal preschool, two years of free community college, and coordination with Minority Serving Institutions to increase college affordability for historically underrepresented and low- and middle-income students.