Connecting Opportunities

So multiple pathways through learning are valued and connected.

Pave pathways between workforce training, work-based learning, and higher education.

  • Allow students to use Pell Grants for high-quality, short-term programs.

  • Create a path to help more students access credit for prior learning (CPL).

Ensure learners can know, navigate, and access higher learning options that will bring economic mobility.

  • Allow students to use federal financial aid for competency-based education (CBE) programs.

The 40 million Americans with some college and no credential have a path back into higher learning.

  • Create a satisfactory academic progress, or SAP, reset.

  • Create a Pell lifetime eligibility used (LEU) reset.

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