No surprises for higher education in White House budgetInside Higher Ed.
President Donald Trump's budget proposes consolidating multiple income-contingent repayment plans for student borrowers into a single plan, eliminating Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and ending subsidised student loans. It also would expand Pell Grant eligibility to short-term non-degree programmes, end the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and overhaul the Federal Work-Study Program.
Although there are some significant differences over details, those are all changes sought by the PROSPER Act, the Higher Education Act reauthorisation bill approved by the Republican-led House's education committee in December. Higher education and student advocate groups have criticised PROSPER as overly partisan legislation that would make college less accessible. They offered much the same take on the White House proposal last Monday.
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