By: David Cote
Junior Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has come under fire from college students at both of his alma maters regarding his recent comments on federal student aid.
Earlier in 2011, Brown voted with his party in support of the Republican budget plan. Among numerous other proposals, the plan would have cut average Pell Grant funding to college students by $700.
However, on multiple occasions, Brown has commented on his struggles in paying for college and the opportunities afforded him by federal aid when he attended two private institutions: Tufts for his undergraduate degree, and Boston College Law School.