TRUMP'S NEW BUDGET PROPOSES CUTS TO STUDENT AID
APRIL 1, 2019
President Trump's 2020 U.S. Budget request, which closely resemble the two previous budgets, proposes deep cuts to the U.S, federal student aid programs for the 2020-2021 academic year. Appropriated programs are cut $1.8 billion in 2020, the student loan programs are cut $207 billion over ten years, and $2 billion is cut from the Pell Grant surplus. Congress rejected similar proposed cuts to student aid funding in 2018 and 2019.
As you communicate with your Representatives and Senators, be certain to let them know that cuts of this magnitude would be devastating to your students.
Larry J. McKinney
Higher Education Consultant.