Student loan reform a major step forward

March 31, 2010

With the excitement and noise around the passage of health care reform, it is easy not to hear about some other great federal legislative accomplishments impacting the future of this country. Enhancing higher education and career training is one of them. I am pleased to see President Obama's promise to provide greater financial aid for higher education signed into law. Through it, more financial support is going where it needs to go -- to students and families, by doubling Pell Grant support, helping 5 million more American students attain degrees and certificates through their community colleges and placing an annual cap on loan repayments. And this doesn't cost the taxpayer an additional dime. Providing better educational opportunities such as this will help to ensure a vital future for the country.

Ron Nicodemus, Ellicott City

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