How Does Postsecondary Education Fare in the New Federal Budget?

As the result of bi-partisan negotiations, Congress arrived this week at a $1.1 trillion federal omnibus budget agreement that sets spending levels for each federal program, fleshing out a framework set by Congress in October.  The bill has moved quickly, with the House passing it 359-67 on January 15, the Senate passing it 72-26 on January 16, and President Obama expected to sign it by January 18. Under the terms of the agreement, funding for many programs administered by the Department of Education (ED), including K-12 programs, is restored to pre-sequester levels, but many higher education programs are funded at levels slightly lower than that. <Read more to find out where the money is going.>

Via Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield, CLASP, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success.

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