Higher Education Act

Federal Policy /

While states have taken the lead in enacting concurrent enrollment policy, federal policy has encouraged states to pursue concurrent enrollment as a strategy for college and career readiness and success. NACEP worked with bipartisan congressional supporters to include dual and concurrent enrollment in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. Federal investment should be sustained these programs, as well as College Access Challenge Grants, which have successfully increased the number of youth pursuing postsecondary degrees that provide them with the skills necessary for success in today’s economy.