Department of Education FY2025 Proposed Budget

Mar 13, 2024

On March 11, 2024, the Department of Education (DOE) held a briefing detailing the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Budget. The DOE requests $82.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for FY2025, building on the previous years with a 4% increase of $3.1 billion.

U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, outlined the Departments priorities, which include expanding access to mental health in schools, creating pathways and opportunities for teachers and students, and improving the systems to bolster affordability.

The FY2025 budget invests $1 billion in mental health in schools and universities. This includes:

  • $40 million dedicated to increasing the number of school counselors, social workers, and other behavioral health professionals.
  • $25 million to support colleges and universities addressing the mental health needs of students and full range of non-academic barriers to post-secondary education student success.

Additional investments provided in the department’s budget request includes:

  • $90 billion mandatory funding to make two-years of community college free for first-time students and workers
  • $100 million post-secondary education grants to drive college affordability and increase completion through a federal-state partnership.
  • $30 billion mandatory funding for subsidized tuition for eligible students at four-year HBCUs, TCCUs, and MSIs
  • $900 million increase in Pell Grants to ensure more low and middle-income students can enroll in college.

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