Making College and Job Training Affordable


The “Education Reconciliation Act” that Congressman Jim Clyburn Helped Write and President Obama signed into law in March 2010.


Making Education Affordable

  • Increases Pell Grant Scholarships to $5,550 in 2010 up to $5,975 by 2017.
    Makes Student Loans Easier to Pay Off.

Helping Students Stay in School

  • Boosts funding for Community and Technical Colleges and invests $75 million in South Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Investing in Community Colleges

  • Invests $2 billion in a competitive grant program for community colleges to develop and improve educational or career training programs.

Saves Students, Parents, and Taxpayers’ Money

  • Takes the middleman out of the student loan program and lowers students monthly payments and terms.