Trump’s budget may make it harder for many students to pay for college

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Media Outlet: MarketWatch

Stephen Burd was quoted by MarketWatch regarding the uncertain future of Pell Grants under the budget proposal submitted by President Trump:

The budget also appears to target a student aid program that benefits a lot of low-income students. Based on what we know from the proposal, the future of the Pell Grant is a bit uncertain, though the budget doesn’t immediately eliminate any funding for it, said Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst at New America, Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
“This might make it look like the administration is more generous than it’s going to be,” Burd said.

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Stephen Burd is a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America.