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Biden proposes free community college, Pell Grant increases in FY25 budget


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Biden’s 2025 budget proposal includes $82bn for Education Department, 3.9% increase from 2023. Plan offers free two-year community college, subsidizes tuition for families earning under $125,000 at certain institutions, increases maximum Pell Grant, and funds cost-reducing, success-boosting college initiatives. Doubts over passing divided Congress, but reveals Biden’s higher education priorities. Proposal criticized for excluding for-profit institutions from maximum Pell Grant increase. Plan to double Pell Grant maximum by 2029 included. No new student loan debt proposals, but origination fees eliminated. Education Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid receives $2.7bn, $625m increase from 2023. Critics label proposal as

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