The two documents that follow describe a new and very different approach to funding higher education. The first is a tour through the shortcomings of the current financial aid system and the second, a detailed description of a comprehensive approach to financial aid along with its many benefits to citizens, colleges, the government and the nation. The plan marks a complete departure from business as usual and it is designed not as a standalone solution but one that is integrated into the real world of struggling families, colleges under financial duress and a fragile national economy. If, after reading the full plan, you believe as I do that this new approach belongs in the tapestry of our nation, then I would urge you to contact your representatives in Washington or anyone else who may be in a position to move the plan forward. The proposed model, if implemented, would be a game-changer for families, for Main Street, for colleges and most important, for the future of our nation in an increasingly competitive and interconnected world economy.
Read the full Reform Plan: A New Paradigm for College Financial Aid