A few months ago, students enrolled in the first semester in college would get a $20 credit toward their first-year tuition, while those enrolled in subsequent semesters would get $50 credit toward tuition.
That’s now changing, with the Trump administration saying that credit will be reduced to $10.
At the same time, a new student aid guide will offer students who have completed their first two semesters a full $20 off their first year of tuition.
The changes came after President Donald Trump proposed a cut to the federal Pell Grant program that would have reduced student aid by $5 billion in 2021.
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But it’s a different story now.
With the help of the Trump Administration, college tuition rates have dropped dramatically.
That means that most students can no longer afford to attend college.
So how can you still afford to go to college?
Here’s what you need to know about the first two years of college and how to apply for financial aid.
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The College Cost Reduction Act, which the Trump White House proposed to Congress, would have cut $1.4 trillion from the federal student loan program by 2022, reducing federal aid to $1 for the first year and then $0.8 for each subsequent year.
The cost-saving plan would have helped students with high-cost debt pay off their loans faster, according to a White House press release.
This is a big deal for students who need help paying for college.
In 2020, the average cost of attending a public college was $25,037, according a report from the nonprofit Institute for College Access and Success.
If you’re enrolled in a community college, you could save $3,908 per year, according the nonprofit.
Students enrolled in private and public universities can use the same program to lower their college costs, according an online calculator.
To qualify for the reduced Pell Grant, students have to meet two criteria.
They must have earned at least a 3.0 GPA and have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
For the first three years, the federal government will also award $100,000 in grants for students that are in the top 10% of their college class.
The government is also giving grants to students with grades below 3.5 for the third year.
If that is your plan, here are some steps to help you get there.
First, get a loan calculator.
This tool helps you compare the cost of college based on your income, credit scores, family income and more.
Then, you can apply for federal grants based on how well you meet the criteria.
There are also grants that are available for the fourth year, and you can check out the federal grant application guidelines to find out how much money you can receive.
If you’re applying for a federal grant, you’ll need to provide proof of your income and proof of completion of your college courses.
For more details, visit college.gov.
The administration also announced a number of changes to financial aid, including a new program that will allow colleges to waive tuition fees for the next two years, according this press release from the White of the Department of Education.
After the first 2 years, students can use this new program to reduce their annual costs by up to 20% of the annual average, which would mean the maximum cost savings for the current year would be $1 million.
If students use this program in the next 12 months, they will be eligible for a maximum grant of $500,000.
And the Trump Office of Student Success has released a guide for new students to help them understand the different ways they can save money and apply for aid.