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AJCU opposes Administration's higher education budget

March 17, 2017

Representing the 28 Jesuit institutions of higher education throughout the United States, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has weighed in on the Trump Administration’s proposed higher education budget for fiscal year 18 (FY18).

“The proposed budget will eliminate or make cuts to critical and very successful programs including Pell Grants, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Federal Work Study (FWS) programs, all of which provide opportunities for many of our nation’s disadvantaged students to attend college,” AJCU wrote in a statement.

The full statement, which can be read here, concludes with the hope “that Congress will reject these harmful proposals and instead make appropriate decisions for the sake of our nation’s disadvantaged students and the future health of the U.S. economy.”