Higher Education Affordability

  • Increase funding for Pell Grant scholarships and the Federal Perkins Loan program to ensure education is affordable for all Texans.
  • Broaden educational opportunities for Texans beyond a traditional 4 year college by improving access to community colleges, trade schools, and nanodegrees.
  • Allow Texans who commit to working in in-demand fields and in underserved communities the chance to graduate debt free.
  • Control the pace of inflation within institutions of higher learning by using the federal government’s leverage through its grants, loans and research spending to demand affordability from universities.