Trump Budget Threatens To Cut D.C. Student Funding | Afro


Trump Budget Threatens to Cut D.C. Student Funding | Afro

In a budget the Trump administration deemed “efficient, effective, accountable,” thousands of D.C. students face the risk of losing significant financial aid to attend college. The Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request to Congress included the elimination of the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG).

Mayor Muriel Bowser launched #SaveDCTAG as a way to preserve the District’s grant for D.C. residents to receive funds towards out-of-state institutions.

Established in 1999, DCTAG provides up to $10,000 to college-bound D.C. residents. The grant goes toward paying the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges located in America. But Trump’s budget, …

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