Sunday, March 26, 2017

What Trump’s Budget Outline Would Mean for Higher Ed - Chronicle of Higher Ed

The proposed cuts at the Education Department include plans to ax several programs that aid primarily low-income and minority students, while increasing spending for school-choice programs in elementary and secondary education. Although the administration recommends largely preserving the existing Pell Grant program — the primary form of federal aid for needy students — it may sacrifice the possibility of year-round grants that many in Congress and higher education have called for. The administration’s blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins on October 1, comes with several caveats. The budget document, known as a "skinny budget," was light on details, excluding any estimates of projected revenues or mandatory spending on programs like Medicaid.

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