In a keynote speech at the Federal Student Aid Training Conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Dec. 4, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised the University of Oregon’s PathwayOregon program as a model for others to follow.
PathwayOregon, now in its sixth year, ensures that academically qualified, Pell Grant-eligible Oregonians will have their UO tuition and fees paid with a combination of federal, state and university grant funds. The program increases access to college for lower-income Oregon high school students and helps to ensure that they finish their degrees.
For more information on the secretary’s address, read “U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Praises UO’s PathwayOregon.”