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Trump's bid to dip into Pell Grant reserves faces battle

May 16, 2019 - The Washington Post

Administration wants to use money for other programs, including NASA

The Trump administration faces sharp criticism over a budget request to divert $3.9 billion in federal student aid to pay for other programs, including a NASA initiative to return astronauts to the moon by 2024.

Congressional Democrats and higher education advocates say the White House is jeopardizing the sustainability of the Pell Grant program, the primary source of federal grant aid for millions of students whose...