Trump Wants To Eliminate Federal Funding For D.C. Tuition Aid Program
Trump wants to eliminate federal funding for D.C. tuition aid program
President Trump’s budget plan calls for cutting all federal money to a college tuition aid program for D.C. residents. (Mandel Nganmandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
President Trump wants to cut all federal funding to a tuition aid initiative that helps D.C. residents attend college, putting the future of the popular D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant in jeopardy.
The federal government provides $40 million for the program, which gives city students — who don’t have access to a robust in-state university system — affordable college options. But the fiscal 2019 White House budget released Monday proposes to eliminate the program “because …