By Joshua DeJong and Zoe Deal
“Building up to that announcement, everyone was saying how that was going to be ending DACA, meaning not accepting first-time applications or applications that haven’t been approved yet. And so I was really scared that that was going to happen [to me].”
The U.S. Department of Education 2018 budget plan, released this spring, proposes to eliminate or reduce funding for more than 30 programs, including a few that are crucial resources for some Western students paying tuition. The proposed budget is still awaiting approval from Congress.