Bernie Sanders and Rep Pramila Jayapal present the College for All program
April 22, 2021 |
Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and Representative Pramila Jayapal D-Wash. introduced the College for All plan, a law that would make university free for millions of people and support people from working-class families attending minority institutions, CNBC reported.
The plan provides free education for students in community colleges and public trade schools. And for students from families earning less than $ 125,000 per year, tuition fees would be waived at four-year public schools, historically black public and private colleges and universities (HBCUs), and other institutions serving women. minorities.
“The bill would double the maximum amount of the Pell scholarship to $ 12,990, from $ 6,495, for the 2021-2022 school year, make so-called dreamers eligible for loans and ensure that students could use the money for living conditions and other expenses not related to tuition fees. It would also increase funding for programs that help low-income children, people with disabilities and first-generation students. ” CNBC reported.
The costs would be borne by the federal government, state governments and a financial transaction tax on Wall Street.