Budget cuts nix $51m in federal work study

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Schools in military communities and near tribal lands will receive $60 million less than expected this year. College students will earn $51 million less in federal work study programs.

These cuts are part of the Department of Education's plan to implement across-the-board spending cuts, called the sequester. The plan was released Monday.

Areas where large slices of land are owned or managed by the government, such as military or tribal areas, receive more than $1 billion in federal aid annually to make up for the lack of land subject to property tax. Under the automatic budget cuts, that sum is being slashed about 5 percent, as expected.

The mandatory cuts also reduce by 5 percent the aid for college students who work in libraries, cafeterias or elsewhere in campus.

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