Monday, March 27, 2017

Bad news for low-income college students in Trump 2017 budget - Patrick deHahn, USA Today

These Pell and FSEOG grant funding changes are part of an overall $9 billion U.S. Education Department cut. Federal financial support for low-income undergraduate students — in the form of Pell Grants — stays alive as other grants are killed in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for 2018. The budget proposal, released Thursday, keeps the Pell Grant program, but reduces funds for it by $3.9 billion. The program has been around since 1972, and the Trump administration says slashing its funding “safeguards” its survival for the next decade.

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