ICYMI: NACAC Opposes Trump Budget Proposal

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In a statement released earlier this week, NACAC voiced opposition to President Trump’s budget proposal, noting that the plan “stortchanged” students at all levels.

The proposal cuts funding for the Department of Education by 10.5 percent in fiscal year 2019 and abolishes several critical programs that help make college more affordable.

Programs tagged for elimination include:

The proposal also effectively cuts the federal work-study program by nearly $500 million, converts funding for TRIO programs to a block grant, and calls for Congress to “reduce regulatory burdens” in higher education.

Read the full statement.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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