Trump Faces Backlash Over Plan to Dip into Pell Reserves

Advocates say a Trump administration plan to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students.

  • Published 14 May 2019
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Education advocates say a Trump administration plan to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students and could trigger a budgeting crisis within just a few years. The plan aims to redirect $1.9 billion from a Pell Grant surplus to jumpstart other projects, primarily a NASA initiative to put astronauts back on the moon. In announcing the plan Monday, administration officials said it would keep the Pell… Read at AP News