FALL 2018: Ten colleges and universities are expected to see their federal funding reduced, according to a new report by a nonprofit research group.
The National Education Policy Center’s budgeted 2017-2024 State of Higher Education report says that, on average, state colleges and university systems will see a 1.4 percent cut in federal funding by 2026-27.
The report comes as the Trump administration seeks to slash funding for the nation’s higher education system, and as many states and districts are facing budget crises, including cuts in state aid and funding for education for the poor.
The cuts come at a time when schools around the country are facing a $10 billion funding shortfall, and the Trump Administration is seeking to cut more than $10 million from the federal education funding program.
States, however, are trying to maintain funding to stay afloat and to keep up with the costs of rising tuition and fees.