January 9, 1998


Thanks to brand-new HOPE scholarships and other initiatives, money will no longer be an obstacle to a college education. For the first time in the nation's history, the only prerequisites to college are preparation and desire. We have delivered on our promise to make 13th and 14th grades as accessible as high school is today. Now you need to seize this opportunity to help us build the promise of America.

President Bill Clinton
January 9, 1998

Today, the President reaffirmed his commitment to further expand educational opportunity for all Americans and he fulfilled another of his educational opportunity commitments by announcing that his balanced budget proposal will include a $70 million increase in funding for the Federal Work-Study Program.

The largest investment in higher education in 50 years.President Clinton continues to identify fiscally responsible policies that help strengthen education and expand college opportunity. To expand college opportunity the President is:

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