Where Paul Ryan Stands on Issues Important to Colleges
"At a campaign rally at a technical college in North Carolina on Sunday, Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, sought to introduce his newly-selected running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, to voters as someone whose 'career ambition was not to go to Washington,'" the Chronicle of Higher Education reports. "Among the largest higher-education items targeted for cuts in Mr. Ryan's budget proposals are the federal student-aid programs. He has called for ending the in-school interest subsidy on undergraduate Stafford loans and tightening the eligibility requirements for the Pell Grant program. He would completely cut off Pell eligibility for students attending college less than half-time. 'That budget would have decimated all education, from K-12 through higher education,' Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators said of the proposal approved by the House last year. 'But it was more of a political rallying cry than a reality,' he said, since the plan was certain to fail in the Democratic-controlled Senate."
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