How Federal Higher-Education Policy Can Safely Support Innovation

Published December 2019
by Nathan Arnold, Jessica Morales, and Bethany Little

New types of higher education programs like coding boot camps are gaining prominence as a possible way to impart skills at a lower cost or shorter timeframe to completion. Students in many of these programs are not eligible to receive federal loans or Pell grants, and policymakers are beginning to consider whether these programs should be eligible to disburse federal student aid.