Research has shown that American education is very expensive. Only a select few from the rich families can afford higher education. This has had a big group of Americans disadvantaged as far as education is concerned. The government has however been on the look on ways to solve this national problem. Since 2009, president Obama, his administration and congress have had great steps to curb this challenge. This is what many have called a historic investment in higher education:
Some of these steps that have been achieved through the investment are:
- Raising a maximum Pell Grant award up to $900
- Created the American opportunity tax credit
- Increased loan repayment programs
- Enacted landmark federal student aid reforms that removed the student aid reforms to avoid wasteful bank subsidies.
- Increased by more than 50% students from poor families joining college.
Others include individuals, colleges, universities, organizations and companies coming up with commitments. Such are aimed to support financially the welfare of the American students no matter their financial status. According to the American federal government, education is important to all students. In fact, it is the president’s call to all Americans o come up with innovative measures to boost this cause.
Another very important step is the ‘Pay As You Earn’ that the president himself is committed to see it running. This ensures that every student who is willing can access this program. This program also helps students to manage their loans so that by the time they finish college, they are able to clear their loan without much struggle.
What most of those from low-income earning families have opted to do to engage in cheap education:
Such are like the pharmacy technician education and degrees. This is two year courses that one can learn from home online. They are certificate and diploma courses that can be manageable to many. In given conditions, becoming a pharmacy technician, for example, is a great opportunity for recent high school graduates, and OpenFarmTech.org has prepared a detailed guide on this. The government is also encouraging such courses though now with much provision of job opportunities. This helps those students who have qualified for higher education to have a place in the society.
Pharmacy technician degrees are provided by over 300,000 colleges in America. This prepares students to fit in the high demand industry of the top pharmacy technician employers. With this qualification, all fit in the best position to be of help in the society. The goal is to have all Americans become educated. Such is to ensure that by 2022, America has attained its position as the best rated country in education provision. The government and the whole America is up to the move by the president to achieve this national objective.