Posted May 23, 2013 at 3:56 PM
by Matthew Metz, Deputy Communications Director, College Democrats of America
It has been over three months since sequestration took effect and the GOP refused to compromise. The latest round of cuts targets students. Tennessee, for example, is soon to see the loss of “opportunity grants,” federal aid reserved for needy students, as well as a decrease in work-study programs. According to Tennessee education officials, approximately 1660 students could lose assistance from the grants and additional 720 could lose work-study positions. Some schools in the state could lose up to $100,000 of federal aid.
Christopher Jerrolds, President of the Tennessee Federation of College Democrats, is deeply upset by these impending cuts. "Being part of the 60% of students at Vanderbilt that receive financial aid, I am very concerned about the hurt that ...Read More »