The Pell Grant Disaster

Last month, president Trump released his soft budget outline.According to the budget blueprint, the US Department of Education will receive a 13.5 percent cut in funding, ultimately reducing the amount of financial aid that the department can provide. This will no doubt affect the financial reward for the pell grant, for which many youth rely on as a main source of security, including De Anza students.

A pell grant is a form of financial assistance that the federal US government provides for aspiring students. The grant is meant to help pay for college tuition of students in the low and middle income classes who don’t yet have their Bachelor’s degree.

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