Obama’s Plan for Higher Education in the Stimulus Package

president barack obamaSo what exactly does President Obama have in mind in terms of using stimulus package funds for higher education?  Information about Obama’s higher education plan — and everything else in Obama’s proposed American Reinvestment and Recovery Plan — is available on the newly revamped White House website.

In a nutshell, here’s what Obama wants to do for higher education.

  1. Increase the minimum Pell Grant by $500.
  2. Create a $2500 partially refundable higher education tax cut for close to 4 million students, which will affect about one-fifth of high school seniors who currently receive no tax break under the current system.
  3. Triple the number of fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students in science.
  4. Prevent layoffs and educational cuts throughout the country.

Will this happen? If so, will this work?  Stay tuned!








8 Responses to “Obama’s Plan for Higher Education in the Stimulus Package”

  1. Richard says:

    I, am currently applying to computer training.com school, and i was wondering if this funding was available for this school.

    I know it is not available for the pell grant or things of that nature because it is only a 6 month course.

    it is a chance to change my life tht i simply cannot afford to miss out on.


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