Trump Proposal Cuts $5B for Needy StudentsApril 13, 2017 |
by Michelle Tabrizi
President Donald Trump’s budget for 2018, coined the “America First” budget, proposes cuts of over $5 billion from federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant, which help low income students and African American students.
Trump proposed cutting $3.9 billion from the program next year, as well as $1.3 billion from this year. The program awards up to $5,920 to students from low-income families to help pay for college, and the grant does not have to be paid back, unlike a loan.