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SFGate: Welch hails House passage of college money bill

July 23, 2014
In The News


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is hailing passage by the U.S. House of two amendments designed to enhance college affordability.

One amendment allows high school students participating in dual enrollment programs to earn college credit in the competency based learning program in the underlying bill.

The second creates a task force to review higher education regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education to see whether any can be eliminated.

Welch says it's hoped both changes will help reduce the costs to students and their families of going to college.