Facts on the College Completion Fund
Our higher education system is set up to disproportionately send students of color and students from low-income backgrounds to the most under-resourced institutions. The bold proposals in the American Families Plan will work in tandem to direct critical new funding to students and institutions facing the starkest resource disparities. Included among these proposals is a $62 billion College Completion Fund, which would be a first-of-its-kind investment, signaling a major shift in federal higher education policy focused on not just getting students to college, but also helping them get through. This fact sheet outlines some of the key reasons Congress should invest in the College Completion Fund.