Some organizations had concerns about the budget, such as:
- it limits graduate student and parent student loan borrowing.
- it eliminates the Public Service Loan Forgiveness, which allows not-for-profit and government employees to have their federal student loans canceled after 10 years of on-time payments.
- cuts 6%, or about $424 million, from the National Science Foundation's research and development budget.
“The administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget request falls far short of the investment needed to secure the U.S.’s position as the world’s preeminent economic power,” Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson said in a statement.