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Howard University President On Congress' Move To Wipe Federal Loans For HBCUs

The Howard University Campus at sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
The Howard University Campus at sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Tucked in the omnibus spending bill signed by President Trump this week were several measures aimed at aiding marginalized students as well as historically Black colleges and universities.

Congress simplified FAFSA, extended the Pell Grant program and wiped away federal loans historically Black colleges and universities took on to pay for improvements and repairs.

Host Tonya Mosley speaks with Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick about the legislation.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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