Proposed U.S. Budget Would Imperil Pell And Low-income Students, Critics Say

Proposed U.S. budget would imperil Pell and low-income students, critics say

The document outlining the Trump administration’s first budget, released in a bare-bones outline Thursday, states that the White House plan “safeguards” the Pell Grant program and would leave the key financial aid source for needy students on “sound financial footing for the next decade.”But many advocates for low-income students say the opposite is true. By taking about a third of the program’s multi-billion-dollar surplus and cutting other college access programs, they assert, the new administration would jeopardize Pell’s long-term sustainability and harm the prospects of low-income students.

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