Education: The Cost of a Degree Goes Up

Reagan's budget cuts stir protests on campuses

Reagan's budget cuts stir protests on campuses

When the Reagan Administration announced its proposed new budget a week ago, students, parents and college administrators sent up a chorus of woe. Despite staggering college costs and shrinking disposable family income, Washington is looking to cut aid to students and universities by more than 25%.

This fiscal year the Federal Government is handing out $11 billion in aid to some 7 million U.S. students through a patchwork of programs: Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) to the very poor, low-cost National Direct Student Loans...

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