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  • Making Higher Education more Comfortable in the United States
  • Posted By:
  • Chris J
  • Posted On:
  • 13-Feb-2016
  • Since there has been a rush to pursue higher education in America, the Obama administration is
    continuously making changes to ensure that students, be it Americans or international students, are able to complete their degrees and are not overly burdened with loan to be repaid.

    There have been constant proposals by the administration to ensure comfortable completion of higher education by most of the students. This Obama administration has pursued actions and put forward policies addressing flaws which are structural in the system of higher education. Let us go through some of the changes intended by the Obama Adminstration to ensure quality higher education in the United States.

    1. The Obama Administration has been able to stop the flow of the federal dollars to college programs which are considered as low-performing for careers that tend to leave students in debt with few opportunities to be able to repay these. This has been done with the help of the Gainful Employment

    Regulations.

    2. The budgets by the Obama administration has been able to reward those colleges that are able to do a good job of graduating and enrolling a good number of students of the lower income on time via the College Opportunity and Graduation Bonus. Schools that are able to provide quality education at a price considered reasonable are given federal student aid which is campus-based.

    3. Community colleges are encouraged by the ACP (America’s College Promise) to strengthen the
    programs and also make sure to increase the number of students graduating by adopting institutional reforms which are based on evidence and also practices which are innovative to improve the outcome of the students. The ACP is able to ensure that the academic programs of the community colleges are transferable and that there is a high rate of graduation in their training programs which lead to credentials in demand.

    4. The ACP would continue encouraging reforms which would help in college completion besides which states would be encouraged to continue investments in higher education and also fund colleges using outcomes based on student performance .

    5. This administration has also proposed certain regulations to reward and recognize teacher preparation programs which speak of high-quality with the eligibility of TEACH GRANT and also
    encourage all the programs to make improvements through accountability and t5ransparency which s driven by outcomes.

    6. Students will be encouraged to complete their education on time by stressing on requirements for progress in academics in the programs for federal student aid.

    7. The Obama Administration has been able to increase the transparency for families and students so as to ensure they are able to make decisions which are informed through the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet and College Scorecard tools. This can help the students choose a school which is affordable and can be considered as apt for their career goals. With these tools families and students can compare the fees of the different educational institutions and opt for the one which fits their requirement.

    The Obama Administration intends strengthening accountability in higher education and help the
    students complete their education well on time without being in debt.





 

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