The future of education is bright and full of opportunity, but for now, there are still some questions about the future of Butler University.
The school is facing a $2.5 million shortfall after the school was awarded a contract to supply $8.5 billion worth of educational equipment.
In a statement to The Daily Caller News Foundation, Butler said it is working on a plan to address the financial crisis.
The $2 billion figure was included in a $8,000,000 grant from the Education Department to Butler.
The grant was meant to be used to build a new classroom and to provide academic scholarships for high school seniors, but it was delayed after the election of President Donald Trump.
The budget shortfall is a setback for Butler’s students and alumni, who had hoped to have a new class of students in the fall.
Butler’s decision to award a $1 million grant to a private school in a state that Trump won with overwhelming margins, as well as the fact that Butler is in the middle of a financial crisis, has led to speculation about the school’s future.
Butler said it will seek a more sustainable source of funding and plans to meet with the Trump administration in the coming weeks.
The university is facing the most severe budget crisis since the Great Depression, which it blames on the administration of President George W. Bush, who did not fully support the school during the recession.
However, the administration has indicated it is looking to increase spending on the college, and it is considering creating a new fund for high-needs students.
“This is a time when Butler University needs to reevaluate its future, and our faculty and students have taken a stand against the administration’s continued policies of austerity and debt reduction,” Butler President Dr. Jody M. Williams said in a statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.