Black Colleges Take 'Devastating Hit' in Trump's Budget

"President Donald Trump’s so-called 'skinny budget' proposes spending cuts that could have a severe impact on black colleges, according to advocates for those institutions," Del Marva Now reports.

"The budget blueprint titled 'America First' decreases Department of Education funding by 13 percent, leaving some programs that support minority students unfunded.

The $9 billion budget cut to the Department of Education includes a 'devastating hit' for black colleges, said Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., co-chairman of the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus. ...

The federal budget proposal also significantly reduced work-study, which Adams described as a drastic reduction because a number of HBCU students need the part-time employment to pay for daily expenses and tuition.

About 671,000 students used work-study from 2013 to 2014, according to a 2016 overview by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators."

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Publication Date: 3/23/2017

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