Demand for Certificates Booms As Federal Aid Dwindles
“Approximately 22% of all postsecondary credentials earned are certificates, making them the fastest-growing type of credential in the U.S., a June 2012 report by the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce states. In a difficult economy, certificates have proven to be a quick and convenient way for adults to update their skills, giving them the chance to find more job opportunities and earn higher salaries,” U.S. News University Directory reports. “However, despite the many benefits of earning a certificate, The New York Times reports that federal aid is often scarce for individuals who want to earn these postsecondary credentials.”
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