Trump’s proposed higher education budget:
- Cuts Federal Work-Study Programs by $488 million (49 percent).
- Elimination of Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, a cut of $733 million (100 percent).
- Eliminates subsidized student loans and public service loan forgiveness for new student loan borrowers.
- Adult Education Grant cut by $326 million (40 percent).
- Dislocated Worker Grants cut by $385 million (39 percent).
- Youth Grants cut by $457 million (52 percent).
- Perkins Act cut by $166 million (15 percent).
- GEAR UP cut by $104 million (32 percent).
- Adult Basic Education cut by $96 million (16 percent).
- TRIO cut by $92 million (10 percent).
- Pell Grants: Maximum award stays flat at $5,920.
Trump’s proposed cuts to higher education funding would have severe impacts on tens of thousands of Community College students in California. Many will drop out or never enroll if Congress approves the cuts.
Meanwhile, 20 percent of Community College students in Los Angeles are homeless and most struggle to pay for food: