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Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Recipients for Federal Student Aid? Attendees of MOOCs and Boot Camps?

New Players Could Be in Line to Receive Federal Student Aid

Kelly Field | July 2, 2015

Students may soon be able to use Pell Grants to attend coding boot camps and enroll in MOOCs and other nontraditional programs under an experiment that the Education Department is considering conducting.
The pilot project, which has been in the works for several months, would let colleges contract out entire programs to education-technology companies and retain the programs’ eligibility for federal grants and loans. Colleges are now limited in how much of a program they can outsource.

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