‘Zero students would see a benefit from this budget,’ one critic says
Programs that many low- and middle-income students rely on to pay for college are targets for cuts or complete elimination in President Trump’s first budget proposal, released Thursday.
“There are approximately zero students that would see a net benefit if this budget were enacted into law,” said Mark Huelsman, senior policy analyst at Demos, a left-leaning think tank.
The proposal is one of the first indications of the way the administration plans to approach higher education, college affordability and student debt. Though political wrangling means it’s unlikely the budget will pass in its current form, higher education leaders and the typically left-leaning college access community are warning that the budget signals the Trump administration will make it more...