The administration announced a number of initiatives Tuesday, including a $1.5 trillion plan to spend $1 trillion over 10 years on college education.
But the announcement also included a number that would be of interest to conservatives.
The Obama administration will spend $600 billion to make sure every American student has access to college, the Department of Education said.
The $600-billion program will cover tuition, room and board, and other costs, and will also include support for financial aid.
The Department of Labor announced a new program to provide jobs training to 1 million low-income workers in education and related fields.
The new jobs program will help unemployed workers find training opportunities and help them find good-paying jobs in education.
And the Department for Veterans Affairs will invest $100 million over five years to expand education for veterans who have been injured in the line of duty.
The announcement comes as the administration is also making a number other initiatives, including extending the eligibility period for veterans’ college loans to the next five years and allowing more veteran applicants to use the federal government’s Workforce Investment Program.
And on Wednesday, the administration announced that it is extending a $10,000 loan forgiveness to millions of students who have taken out loans.