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Obama's 2011 budget spares most programs important to higher ed

February 2, 2010

By and large, most programs that serve universities and students would fare well under the administration's budget for the year that begins in October.

The White House is proposing:

  • another massive infusion of funds into the Pell Grant Program (covering a million additional students and ensuring a permanent and growing flow of money into it)
  • recommending significant increases for several key scientific research agencies for job creation purposes
  • proposing a 31 percent increase in financial support for the AmeriCorps national service program

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