In a speech to Congress on Feb. 24, 2009, President Obama encouraged every American to complete at least one year of education beyond high school, whether at a community college, or a four-year school, or through vocational training, or an apprenticeship. This video will tell you how to get ready for that education—and how the government will help you pay for it.
The goal of the “College Access” program is to encourage more students to attend college and graduate. The College Access program helps first-generation college students, those at risk of dropping out and students in difficult circumstances. In this six-minute, sit-down interview, Willie Watts, the Akron Public Schools College Access liaison, answers basic questions about the College Access program.